City Hall - Council Chamber 3191 Katella Avenue Los Alamitos, CA 90720
When the day for any regular meeting falls on a legal holiday, no meeting shall be held on the holiday, but a regular meeting shall be held at the same hour on the following business day. (Los Alamitos Municipal Code Chapter 2.04.010)
Watching a Council Meeting
Los Al TV-3 records and airs the Council meetings. They are available for live streaming during the Council meeting on the Los Al TV website. After the live airing, the recordings are uploaded and made available to the public. Links to previous Council meetings are available with the meeting documents.
Agendas & Minutes
The agenda for all meetings is prepared by the City Clerk's office, posted outside City Hall, Community Services building, and the Museum, and made available online pursuant to State law at least 72 hours before any regularly scheduled meeting. Special Meetings are posted in the same locations 24 hours in advance. The purpose of the agenda is to inform the public in advance of the items that the City Council will consider. The agenda contains a brief description of each item to be discussed.
All items are open to the public except for Closed Session. The agenda package may be reviewed in the City Clerk's office or online beginning the Friday preceding the meeting.
The City Council is the legislative body of the City and is composed of five members who serve by District and are elected by the registered voters of their respective District. General municipal elections are held in November of even years. City Council members serve staggered terms of four years and can serve up to three consecutive terms. Any person who has served three consecutive terms would be eligible to serve again after 365 consecutive days out of office (Los Alamitos Charter Section 501).
Annually, at the first regularly scheduled City Council meeting in December, the City Council shall elect a member of the City Council to serve as Mayor. Immediately after the mayoral election, the newly elected Mayor shall conduct a City Council election to select a Mayor Pro Tempore. (Los Alamitos Municipal Code Chapter 2.04.100)