The City of Hughson is a General Law City that operates under the Council/Manager form of Municipal Government. This system provides for an elected group (the City Council) to set policy and give direction on all matters concerning the City. This policy and direction is then carried out on a day-to-day basis by the City Manager, who is assisted by employees in various City Departments. The City Manager is hired by the Council and appoints all other City employees, except the City Attorney and Treasurer, in accordance with adopted guidelines. Council members are elected every four years on an overlapping basis. Council elections are non-partisan and members are elected as at-large representatives of the citizens. The City Council is comprised of five (5) individuals.
Council members serve four (4) year terms and the Mayor serves a four (4) year term. The Mayor is the ceremonial head of the city and as such represents the City at official functions, signs all ordinances, and resolutions approved by the City Council.
The City Council is charged with ensuring the welfare of the people of Hughson; to that end, they are empowered to pass ordinances and resolutions, approve the spending of money, and set general policy for the City. The City Council holds City Council meetings, which are open to the public, to take these actions. All items to be acted on are provided to the public via an agenda packet that is made available to the public approximately four (4) days prior to the meeting. The opinions of Hughson citizens are an important factor in helping the Council decide a course of action. The willingness of the general public to express their thoughts on issues during the meetings is especially important to the City Council.
Council members also serve as City representatives on various regional, state, and local organizations, as well as government boards and committees where the concerns and interests of the City require participation and involvement. Council members receive compensation of $250.00 per month and the Mayor $300.00 per month for their respective services.
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- 7018 Pine Street, Hughson Ca 95326