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City Council Agenda Packets
11/17/15 City Council Special Meeting (Agenda) (Packet)
11/03/15 City Council Meeting (Agenda) (Packet)
10/20/15 City Council Agenda (Agenda) (Packet)
10/06/15 City Council Agenda  (Agenda) (Packet)
09/23/15 City Council Agenda (Agenda)  (Packet)
09/15/15 City Council Meeting Agenda (Agenda) (Packet)  
09/01/15 City Council Agenda (Agenda) (Packet)
08/18/15 City Council Agenda (Agenda) (Packet)
08/12/15 Special Meeting Agenda (Agenda)
08/04/15 City Council Agenda (Agenda) (Packet)
07/22/15 City Council Special Meeting Agenda (PDF)
07/21/15 City Council Agenda (PDF/Packet)
07/07/15 City Council Agenda (PDF/Packet)
06/16/15 City Council Agenda (PDF) (Packet)
06/02/15 City Council Agenda (PDF) (Packet)
05/19/15 City Council Agenda (PDF) (Packet)
05/05/15 City Council Agenda (Agenda) (Packet)
04/21/15 City Council Agenda (PDF) (Packet)
04/07/15 City Council Agenda (Agenda) (Packet)
03/24/15 Joint City Council and Planning Commission Workshop Agenda re: PG&E Gas Operations and Technical Training Center and to receive oral comments on the DEIR, (PDF)
03/17/15 City Council - Planning Commission Workshop Agenda (PDF)
03/17/15 City Council Agenda

(PDF) (Packet)

03/03/15 City Council Agenda

(PDF) (Packet)

02/17/15 City Council Agenda (Packet) (Agenda)
02/03/15 City Council Agenda (Packet) (Agenda)
01/20/15 City Council Agenda

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01/06/15 City Council Agenda (Agenda)
12/16/14 City Council Agenda (Agenda) (Packet)
12/02/14 City Council Agenda (PDF) (Packet)
11/18/14 City Council Agenda (PDF) (Packet)
11/04/14 City Council Amended Agenda

(Agenda) (Packet)

10/27/14 Council/Planning Commission Workshop (Agenda)
10/21/14 City Council Agenda

(Agenda) (Packet)

10/07/14 City Council Agenda (PDF) (Packet)
09/16/14 City Council Agenda (Packet) (Agenda)
09/02/14 City Council Agenda (PDF) (Packet)
08/19/14 City Council Agenda (PDF) (Packet)
08/05/14 City Council Agenda

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07/15/14 City Council Agenda (Packet) (Agenda)
07/01/14 City Council Agenda

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06/17/14 City Council Agenda (Packet) (Agenda)
06/03/14 City Council Agenda


05/20/14 Amended City Council Packet

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05/13/14 Joint City Council Planning Commission Workshop Packet (Packet)
05/06/14 City Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
04/15/14 City Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
04/01/14 City Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)

03/26/14 City Council Projects/Budget Workshop


03/18/14 City Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
03/04/14 City Council Packet - Amended (Packet) (Agenda) (Sr. Housing Updated Item)
02/18/14 City Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
02/04/14 City Council Packet

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01/21/14 City Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
01/07/14 City Council Packet

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12/17/13 City Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
12/03/13 City Council Packet

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11/19/13 City Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
11/05/13 City Council Packet

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10/15/13 City Council Packet

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10/01/13 City Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
09/17/13 City Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
09/03/13 City Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
08/20/13 City Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
08/06/13 City Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
07/16/13 City Council Packet

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07/02/13 City Council Packet

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06/18/13 City Council Packet

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06/04/13 City Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
05/21/13 City Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet) (Park Item)
05/07/13 City Council Packet

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04/16/13 City Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
04/02/13 City Council Packet

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03/27/13 Workshop - Housing (Agenda) SACOG (PDF)
03/19/13 City Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
03/05/13 City Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
02/20/13 Workshop - Economic Development


02/19/13 City Council Packet

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02/05/13 City Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
01/29/13 City Council Workshop (PDF)
01/22/13 Joint Council - Planning Commission Agenda (Agenda) (Packet)
01/15/13 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
12/18/12 Council Packet


12/04/12 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
11/19/12 Council Packet

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11/06/12 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
11/01/12 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
10/16/12 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
10/02/12 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
09/18/12 Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
09/04/12 Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
08/21/12 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
08/07/12 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
07/17/12 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
07/03/12 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
06/19/12 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
5/15/12 Council Packet (PDF)
5/1/12 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
4/24/12 Council Packet (Budget Meeting) (Agenda) (Packet)
04/17/12 Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
03/27/12 Council Packet (Packet)
03/20/12 Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
03/06/12 Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
02/21/12 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
02/07/12 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
01/30/12 Joint Council & Planning Commission (Agenda) (Packet)
01/17/12 Council Packet

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12/20/11 Council Packet

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12/06/11 Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
11/15/11 Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
11/01/11 Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
10/18/11 Council Packet

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10/04/11 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
09/20/11 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
09/06/11 Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
8/26/11 7AM Council Packet

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08/16/11 City Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
08/02/11 City Council Packet

(Amended Agenda) (Packet) (Additional Amended Docs)

07/05/11 City Council Packet

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06/21/11 City Council Packet

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06/07/11 City Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
05/17/11 City Council Packet (Packet) (Agenda)
05/03/11 City Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
04/19/11 City Council Packet

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03/15/11 City Council Packet

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03/04/11 Special City Council Packet (PDF)
03/01/11 City Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
02/15/11 City Council Packet

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02/01/11 City Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
01/18/11 City Council Packet

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01/4/11 City Council Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
12/21/10 Agenda Packet (with Joint Planning Commission)

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12/7/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
11/16/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
11/2/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
10/19/10 Agenda Packet (Packet) (Agenda) (Amended Agenda)
10/5/10 Agenda Packet

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Appeal of the Planning Commission's Approval of the Burger King - Fueling Station (PDF) Appellant Legal Counsel Response (re: Burger King - Fuel Station) (PDF) Appellant Other Comments (PDF)


9/29/10 Agenda (re: Appeal of Burger King - Fueling Station) (Agenda) (Packet) - 09/28/10 Addendum to Staff Report re: Response to Comment (PDF)

9/29/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
9/21/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
9/7/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
8/17/10 Agenda Packet

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8/3/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda) (Entire Packet)
No City Council Meeting 7/20/10, next meeting will be 8/3/10 @ 6:30PM  
7/13/10 @ 6:30PM Joint City Council & Planning Commission Agenda (Agenda Packet)
7/6/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda) (Entire Packet)
6/15/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda Packet - very large) (Agenda Only)
6/1/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda Packet) (Budget Backup)
5/18/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda) (Packet)
5/2/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda) (Entire Packet)
4/20/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda Only) (Packet)
3/31/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda Only) (Entire Packet)
3/16/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda Only) (Entire Packet)
3/2/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda) (Entire Packet)
2/16/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda) (Entire Packet)
2/2/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda Only) (Entire Packet)
01/19/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda Only) (Entire Packet) (Reductions in Services/Programs Item)
01/05/10 Agenda Packet (Agenda Page Only) (Entire Packet)
12/15/09 Agenda Packet

(Entire Packet) (Amended Agenda) (Amended Additional Packet Docs)

12/10/09 Agenda Packet (Agenda Only) (Entire Packet) (Fiscal Sustainability Presentation PDF)
12/1/09 Agenda Packet (Agenda Only) (Entire Packet)
11/17/09 Agenda Packet

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11/3/09 Agenda Packet (Agenda Only) (Entire Packet)
10/20/09 Agenda Packet (Agenda PDF) (Entire Packet PDF)
10/6/09 Agenda Packet (Agenda Only) (Entire Packet - 40mbPDF)
9/15/09 Agenda Packet (PDF) (Packet PDF)
9/1/09 Agenda Packet (Agenda Page) (Packet, 6MB PDF)
8/18/09 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (Full Packet)
8/04/09 Agenda Packet (Agenda Only) (4MB PDF)
6/16/09 Agenda Packet (Agenda Only) (9MB Entire Packet)
6/2/09 Agenda Packet

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5/19/09 Agenda Packet (Agenda Only) (Entire Packet- 40MB)
5/5/09 Agenda Packet

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4/21/09 Agenda Packet (Agenda Page Only) (50MB Entire Packet)
4/7/09 Agenda Packet

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3/17/09 Agenda Packet (Agenda Page Only) (30MB Full Agenda)
3/3/09 Agenda Packet (AMENDED Agenda Page Only PDF) (Entire Agenda Packet Large PDF - See AMENDED Agenda Page)
1/20/08 Agenda Packet

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1/13/09 Agenda Packet (Agenda Only PDF) (Entire 40MB Packet PDF)
1/6/09 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (PDF)
12/16/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (40MB PDF)
12/2/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (PDF)
11/18/08 Agenda Packet (Agenda Page - small PDF) (Entire Packet - large PDF)
11/4/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (9MB PDF Packet)
10/21/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (10MB PDF)
10/7/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (13MB PDF Packet)
9/16/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (9MB PDF) (Municipal Services Review Item)
9/2/08 Agenda Packet  (Page Only) (60MB Packet - Large File)
8/19/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (7MB PDF)
8/05/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (3MB PDF)
7/29/08 Joint City Council & Planning Commission Meeting and Workshop (Page Only) (3MB PDF)
7/1/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (8MB PDF)
6/23/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (20MB PDF)
6/3/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (Entire Packet 19MB PDF)
5/27/08 Budget Workshop Packet (Page Only) (1MB PDF)
5/20/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only PDF) (Entire Packet, 23MB PDF)
5/6/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only PDF) (Entire Packet 24MB PDF)
4/29/2008 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (13MB PDF)
4/15/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (13MB PDF)
4/1/08 Agenda Packet

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3/18/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (PDF)
3/4/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (19MB PDF)

2/19/08 Agenda Packet

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2/5/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (26MB PDF Packet)
1/15/08 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (1.5MB PDF)
12/18/07 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (10MB PDF)
11/20/07 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (13MB PDF) (Permit Coupon Item)
11/6/07 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (4MB PDF)

10/16/07 Agenda Packet

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10/02/07 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (1MB PDF)
9/18/07 Agenda Packet (Page Only) (small PDF)
9/4/07 Agenda Packet (small PDF)
8/21/07 Agenda Packet (small PDF)
8/7/07 Agenda Packet (3MB PDF) (Page Only)
7/17/07 Agenda Packet (3MB PDF) (Page Only)
7/3/07 Agenda Packet (3MB PDF) (Page Only)
6/27/07 Special Meeting Agenda packet (Small PDF)
6/19/07 Agenda Packet (6MB PDF)  (Page Only)
6/5/07 Agenda Packet (3MB PDF)  (Page Only)
5/29/07 Agenda Packet (500k PDF)
5/15/07 Agenda Packet (8MB PDF) (Page Only)
5/1/07 Agenda Packet (1MB PDF) (Page Only)
4/17/07 Agenda Packet (6MB PDF) (Page Only)
4/3/07 Agenda Packet (9MB PDF) (Page Only)
3/20/07 Agenda Packet (36MBPDF) (Page Only PDF)
3/6/07 Agenda Packet (20MB PDF)
2/20/07 Agenda Page & Packet (5MB PDF) (Page Only PDF)
2/6/07 Agenda Page & Packet (9MB PDF)  (Page Only PDF)
1/19/07 Agenda Page & Packet (15MB PDF) (Page Only PDF)
12/12/06 Agenda Page & Packet (11MB PDF)  (Page Only PDF)
11/21/06 Agenda Packet (30MB PDF)
11/7/06 Agenda Packet (64MB PDF File)
10/17/06 Agenda Packet (part one) (part two)
10/2/06 Agenda Packet (Large PDF File)
10/3/06 Agenda Packet (small PDF file)
9/19/06 Amended Agenda Page (small PDF file)
9/16/06 Agenda Packet (3MB Zipped PDF File)
9/5/06 Agenda Packet (35MB Zipped PDF File)
8/28/06 Agenda Packet (21MB Zipped PDF File)
8/15/06 Agenda Packet (93MB Zipped PDF file)
7/18/06 Agenda Packet (25MB Zipped PDF file)
7/5/06 Agenda Packet (9MB PDF file)
6/20/06 Agenda Packet (60MB Zipped PDF File)
6/6/06 Agenda Packet (45MB PDF file)
5/16/06 Agenda Packet (52MB PDF File)
5/2/06 Agenda Packet (10MB PDF File)
4/18/06 Agenda Packet (part 1, 16MB) (part 2, 18MB) (part 3, 14MB)
4/4/06 Agenda Packet (6.5MB PDF File) 
4/4/06 Winters Highlands Staff Report (40MB+ PDF File) (additional info)
3/21/06 Agenda Page (small PDF File)
3/7/06 Agenda Page (small PDF)
2/21/06 Agenda Page (small PDF file)
2/21/06 Agenda Packet (18MB PDF file)
2/7/06 Agenda Page (small PDF file)
2/7/06 Agenda Packet (35MB PDF file)
1/17/06 Agenda (2MB PDF file)
Fiscal Sustainability Staff Report, 4/19/2005 (1.5MB PDF file)
Fiscal Sustainability Workshop, 3/7/2005 (8.5MB PDF file)


Guide to Winters City Council Meetings

- Public Participation

- Agendas and Agenda Packets

- Tips on Making an Oral Presentation

- City Government - Common City

- Government Terms 

The Winters City Council holds regular meetings beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the Council Chambers at 318 First Street. 

The meetings are televised live on the City Government Channel (Charter cable channel 20).  Your participation at these meetings is welcomed. As City council members strive to maximize their effectiveness, they need and appreciate the informed views of Winters citizens. This guide should assist you in participating in City government.

Public Participation

 The City Council encourages expression of views by its citizens on matters of concern. Writing a letter to the City Council, City Manager, or the pertinent City department at 318 First Street, Winters, 95694, is one way you can express your opinion. Another way is to make an oral presentation during the appropriate section of a City Council meeting. Items to be discussed by the City Council are listed on the agenda.

Agenda and Agenda Packet

City Council Agendas are available at the following locations:

An agenda summary can be found in the Winters Express on the Wednesday before the meeting.  Complete City Council Agenda packets are available at: City Hall, 318 First Street, in the City Clerk’s Department Oral Presentation

Tips on Making an Oral Presentation

To make sure you are heard, and to help increase the effectiveness of City Council meetings, please remember the following tips:

  • Public comments will be accepted for items listed on the agenda when that matter is considered by the City Council.

  • Citizens may speak on any issue which is not on the agenda during public comment period.

  • When speaking, please step to the podium, face the City Council, and speak into the microphone.

  • Begin by giving your name and address for the record. Address all statements to the City Council as a body; address all questions to the Mayor.

  • Please make your comments brief, to the point, and try to avoid repeating what previous speakers have said.

City Government

Winters was incorporated in 1898. It is a General Law City organized by and subject to the statutes of the State of California. This City is governed by a five member Council, elected at large (there are no Council districts). The Mayor is to preside at all meetings of the City Council and perform such other duties consistent with the office as may be imposed by the Council or by vote of the people. The Mayor shall be the official head of the city for all ceremonial purposes. The Mayor Pro Tempore carries out the duties of the Mayor in the Mayor’s absence. Elections for City Council are held every two years, with council members being elected to four year terms. By ordinance, the person who receives the greatest number of votes in a council election serves two years as Mayor Pro Tempore.  The City Clerk and the City Treasurer are also elected positions with a four year term.

 The City Council appoints all members to the various city commissions. The City Council appoints two positions within the city organization: City Manager and City Attorney. Both positions serve at the will of the City Council to interpret and carry out Council policy. The City Manager is responsible for coordinating the many activities of the City departments and staff.

Common City Government Terms

Common City Government Terms

For people who haven’t been closely involved in local government, it sometimes seems as if the Council members and staff are speaking a foreign language. Below is a list of some of the terms you may hear at a City Council meeting. 

Annexation: The incorporation of a land area into the existing City Limits with a resulting change in the boundaries of the City. 

Assessment District: A mechanism for funding services to a specific area of the City by assessing property owners for the benefits received. 

Brown Act: The Brown Act requires legislative bodies of "local agencies" to hold their meetings in public except under specific, limited circumstances where closed sessions are authorized. Public boards, commissions and councils shall take their actions openly and deliberations shall be conducted openly. 

CIP-Capital Improvement Program: A 5-year spending plan for the construction or improvement of public facilities including streets, sewer and drainage systems, parks and public buildings, and other city facilities and amenities. 

CEQA-California Environmental Quality Act: State law requiring that the environmental effects of a project be taken into account when considering a general plan, zoning, permits, variances, development and construction projects. 

Consent Calendar: Items on the consent calendar require little or no discussion and therefore may be acted upon in one motion. Certain items may qualify for the consent calendar by virtue of being very routine or of an informational nature.  Other items may be place on the consent calendar if they have already received considerable Council review in the recent past and a consensus has been previously reached. If a member of the City Council wishes to discuss a specific item he/she may request that the item be pulled from the consent calendar and considered separately. 

CUP-Conditional Use Permit: A permit issued following a public hearing, authorizing specific uses of land within the City limits, subject to specified conditions, that would not otherwise be allowed in a specific area.  

Easement: A right given by the owner of land to another party for specific limited use of that land such as to allowing utility facilities like power lines or pipelines. 

Enterprise Fund: A "self-supporting" fund that functions similar to a business enterprise, whereby all costs of providing a service are paid for by the revenues generated by that service. 

Encroachment Permit: A permit issued by the City to allow work to be performed in a City right-of-way such as a street or sidewalk. 

EIR-Environmental Impact Report: An assessment of a proposed project, required by CEQA, to determine whether it will have significant effects on the natural and manmade environments. 

General Fund: A legal and accounting term designating revenues, including property taxes and sales taxes, which are not restricted to any particular use. These revenues pay for general city services such as Police, Fire, Parks & Recreation and Administration. 

General Plan: Comprehensive guide and map containing policies for the long-term physical growth and development of the City. 

Infrastructure: Facilities and services such as water, sewer, streets, etc., needed to sustain industrial, residential and commercial activities. 

JPA-Joint Powers Authority: A legal entity created by a contractual agreement between two or more existing government agencies for the purpose of providing services. 

LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission): LAFCO has regulatory authority over local agency boundary changes and is generally charged to discourage urban sprawl and encourage the orderly formation and development of local agencies, based on local conditions and circumstances, and planned, well-ordered, efficient urban development patterns with appropriate consideration of preserving open space lands. 

Municipal Code: Document containing the laws and regulations of the City. 

Neg Dec - Negative Declaration: A statement issued when a proposed project will have no significant environmental impact. 

Ordinance: A law or regulation adopted by the City. Generally ordinances are introduced by council vote at one meeting, and then adopted at a following meeting. After a waiting period of 30 days, during which time it is published in a local newspaper and subject to referendum by the citizens, the ordinance becomes a law. 

Planning Commission: The Planning Commission is the city planning agency authorized by state statutes. The commission reviews and makes recommendations relative to all land use decisions including but not limited to the General Plan and Specific Plan amendments, variances, conditional use permits, planned developments, tentative maps, rezoning and annexations. 

PD-Planned Development: Land use zoning which allows the adoption of a set of development standards that apply to a specific project. 

Redevelopment Agency: Governed by California State Law, redevelopment allows the city to identify areas of the community with defective infrastructure and stagnant or unproductive land use and take measures to make improvements. As improvements are made in the area and the property values go up, the increase in property taxes must go back into the Redevelopment Fund. The Redevelopment Agency oversees the expenditures of these funds. The City Council sits as the Redevelopment Agency Board. 

Referendum: Referendum means to cause for reconsideration. The period between adoption and the effective date of a ordinance is normally 30-days. During this period between adoption of the ordinance and effective date of the ordinance, the voters may challenge the ordinance by circulating a petition. The challenge/petition is a referendum process. 

Resolution: An official City action by which the Council formally adopts policy or approves the taking of specific action. Resolutions are written documents and become effective when adopted. 

RFP-Request for Proposal: A document inviting companies to make a proposal to the city on a project, and outlining the parameters of the project. 

Roll Call Vote: Called by the City Council for the City Clerk to record each vote individually. 

Special Districts: Special districts are formed to deliver a specific, or a multitude of specific, services to a defined area within the boundaries of the district. Limited authority underlies the special status of special districts and sets them apart from general purpose cities and counties. (example: fire district, cemetery district). 

Specific Plan: A plan adopted by a city to implement the general plan for designated areas. It contains the locations and standards for land use densities, streets, and other public facilities in greater detail than the general plan map and text. 

Zoning Ordinance: Contains detailed standards and procedures to implement the General Plan. The ordinance divides the city into various zones with different land uses permitted in each.