City Council

Tony Ferrara
Mayor
Tony Ferrara

Jim Guthrie
Mayor Pro Tem
Jim Guthrie

Joe Costello
Council Member
Joe Costello

Tim Brown
Council Member
Tim Brown

Kristen Barneich
Council Member
Kristen Barneich


Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • Second and fourth Tuesday of each month
  • City Council Chambers
    215 E. Branch St.
    Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Special meetings are called as needed.

Televised Broadcasts
Meetings are televised live on Arroyo Grande's government access channel 20 and then rebroadcast each day for one week at 9 a.m., 6 p.m., and 1 a.m., and the following Thursday and Sunday at 6 p.m. Public education programs and an ongoing bulletin board providing information on city services and programs are also aired on Channel 20.

Agendas & Minutes
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Members

Communications directed to the City Council are public records, and are subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act and Brown Act unless exempt from disclosure under the applicable law.
About the City Council
The City Council consists of five members elected at-large, on a nonpartisan basis. Residents elect the mayor and four council members, making each accountable to the entire citizenry.

Terms & Responsibilities
Council members serve four-year overlapping terms. The mayor is directly elected and serves a two-year term. The City Council establishes city policies, approves ordinances and resolutions, makes land use decisions, approves agreements and contracts, and hears appeals on decisions made by city staff or advisory committees. The mayor and City Council members receive a monthly stipend set by resolution.