Oxnard City Council
The Oxnard City Council consists of an elected Mayor holding a two-year term and four councilmembers elected at large for four-year overlapping terms.
After each election the Mayor appoints one of the councilmembers to serve as Mayor Pro Tem to preside over City Council functions in the Mayor's absence.
The City Council governs the City in a manner that promotes a sound financial base, and responds to the current and future needs and concerns of City residents and businesses. To accomplish this, the Council appoints the City Manager and City Attorney, enacts City ordinances, establishes policy for administrative staff, and approves and oversees the budget of expenditures for the City.
The Council also serves as the board of the City of Oxnard Financing Authority (COFA), the City’s Community Development Commission Successor Agency, and, supplemented by two Tenant Commissioners, serves as the City’s Housing Authority.
Regular Meetings: Tuesdays 6:00 PM
Council Chambers: 305 West 3rd St., Oxnard
City Council meetings are televised live over local cable TV on Time Warner (Channel 10) and Verizon FiOS (Channel 35) and re-broadcast each weekday beginning at 10:00 a.m. They are also streamed live over the Internet and available for viewing 24 hours a day.
Dorina Padilla, Councilmember
Dorina Padilla was elected to the Oxnard City Council in November, 2012 and is currently serving her first term in office.
Bert E. Perello, Councilmember
Bert Perello was elected to the Oxnard City Council in June 2013 and is currently serving his first term in office.