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City Council

The City Council provides policy direction on a broad spectrum of issues.  The Soledad City Council holds regular meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. Please see our event calendar for up to date information about dates. Some meetings are canceled and rescheduled due to holidays. After introductions we immediately go into Closed Session. The public portion of the meeting will begin at 6:30 pm. All meetings are open to the public and governed by the rules of the Ralph M. Brown Open Meeting Act.

We also live stream our meetings on Zoom and Facebook Live.

Details to join, view, and submit public comment are included in the agenda packet. Everyone is encouraged to listen in and participate.

PUBLIC COMMENT

There are a couple of ways to submit a public comment in our city council meetings.

  1. IN PERSON – During the meeting, the mayor will announce before each item that we are opening up for public comment. Raise your hand, and you will be called on to come up to the podium for 3 minutes to make your comment.
  2. IN ZOOM – During the same time period, if you use the Raise Hand button in Zoom, the mayor will recognize you, the moderator will unmute you, and you will have the same 3 minutes to make your comment.
  3. WRITTEN – Advanced submittal of public comments are due by 2:00 p.m. on the day of the scheduled meeting. Comments are Limited to 250 words or less and effort will be made to read your comment into the record, but some comments may not be read due to time limitations. The City Clerk will read written and digital comments, provided that the reading will not exceed 3 minutes.

All comments shall become part of the record.

Written chat comments on Zoom and Facebook are not allowed as due to our restrictions with following the Brown Act.

Planning Commission

Regular meetings of the City of Soledad Planning Commission are held the second Thursday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. All meetings are open to the public and governed by the rules of the Ralph M. Brown Open Meeting Act.

We also stream our Planning Commission meetings on Zoom and Facebook Live. 

Details to join, view, and submit public comment are included in the agenda packet.

Special Session Meetings

Occasionally our staff and city council will call together special session meetings to discuss matters related to the city’s business, public interest or planning for upcoming events. These meetings are open to the public both in person and live streamed. The agendas for the meetings will provide details on how to attend or connect remotely.

Parks and Recreation Committee

The Parks and Recreation Committee is a City Council Standing Committee, charged with making recommendations to the City Council in an advisory capacity for the City’s Parks and Recreation program. The Parks and Recreation Committee currently consists of four members: two City Council Members serve on the Committee and two Citizen Representatives are appointed by the Council to serve on the Committee. All Committee members are residents of the City.

Measure “Y” Committee

The members serve as an oversight committee for the tax revenue and recommend the use thereof, which is primarily to be used for recreation programming and expanded City services.

Measure “S” Committee

The members serve as an oversight committee for the tax revenue and recommend the use thereof, which is primarily to be used for recreation programming and expanded City services.

Advisory Community Districting Committee

The Advisory Community Districting Committee was formed to provide and assist in gathering community input on proposed districts and reviewing submitted maps.

More information can be found here: District Elections Update – City of Soledad

Ad-Hoc Affordable Housing Subcommittee

The Ad-Hoc Affordable Housing Subcommittee currently consists of two members: Mayor Anna Velazquez and Councilmember Maria Corralejo.  The primary function of the committee is to provide specific advice and suggestions on Affordable Housing-related projects.

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