The Hemet City Council consists of five members elected from the city at large, who serve four-year staggered terms. Annually, the City Council appoints a mayor and a vice mayor from its own membership to serve a one-year term.
The mayor is responsible for presiding over City Council meetings, representing the City Council at various business and ceremonial events, and executing all city ordinances, resolutions, and contracts. The Mayor Pro Tem performs these duties in the absence of the mayor.
City Council Responsibilities
As a legislative body, the City Council is responsible for the enactment of local laws / ordinances, the adoption of the annual city budget and capital improvement program, and the review and adoption of proposed policies, agreements, contracts, and other city business items.
Appointing of Offices
The City Council appoints the city manager and city attorney, as well as the members of the various citizen advisory boards, commissions, and ad hoc committees.
Second and fourth Tuesday of each month
Any person wishing to address the City Council on any matter, whether or not it appears on the agenda, may do so under the public communications portion of the agenda. Each individual is required to complete a Request to Speak form and is allowed three minutes to address the council. No action will be taken on any items not on the agenda.