City Council


  • 6:00 pm, Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month                                                                                                Stay Informed
  • Hearings as noticed in local publications 

          Council Chambers

          La Mesa City Hall

          8130 Allison Ave.

          La Mesa, CA 91942

  • Adjourned sessions and special meetings are held as needed.
  • Recorded meetings, agendas, and minutes can be viewed online by visiting our Agenda Center.
  • You can also sign up to be notified via email when the most recent council agenda is posted on this website.

Televised Meetings

La Mesa City Council meetings are televised on Cox Cable channel 24, within La Mesa city limits only and on AT&T U-verse channel 99 within San Diego region. Televised meetings make City Council deliberations available to residents who are unable to attend meetings, making government more accessible to the community.

Live Streaming of Meetings

La Mesa City Council meetings are streamed live on the City’s website (Live Stream) and on Facebook Live.  

More Meeting Information

Please view our additional meeting information page to learn more about what happens during council meetings, what to bring, and what to expect.

La Mesa City Government

The City of La Mesa was incorporated on February 16, 1912 as a General Law city. It is a council / manager form of government, wherein the council sets policy and gives direction on all matters concerning the city. The city manager is responsible for carrying out council policy and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the city.


The La Mesa City Council consists of four councilmembers and the mayor. The councilmembers are elected at-large for a four-year term of office. Two councilmembers are elected at each November General Municipal Election in even-numbered years. This means at least two councilmembers are up for election every two years. The mayor is directly elected to a four-year term during the General Municipal Election in November. Council / mayoral elections are non-partisan, and members are elected as at-large representatives for all the citizens.

Statements of Economic Interests

The mayor and city councilmembers are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk’s office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk’s office is 8130 Allison Avenue, La Mesa, California 91942. The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC’s website at