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What is the role of the City Council and how are they elected?

The five-member Council is the legislative and policy body for the City, charged with providing overall leadership for the City by enacting laws and allocating City resources for programs, services, and activities.

The City Council is comprised of the Mayor, who is elected to serve as the official head of the City and to preside over all Council meetings, and four Councilmembers.  All five are collectively referred to as the "Council."  Each Council official is elected "at large" by the public to represent all Gardena residents.  Gardena does not have electoral districts.  Elections are held in March of each odd-numbered year.

The names and photographs of those currently serving on the Gardena City Council can be found on the City's website or information can be obtained by calling their Staff Representative at (310) 217-9507.  

 


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