City Council

Meetings


  • 7 p.m.
  • Regular meetings are typically the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.
  • Orinda Library
    26 Orinda Way
    Library Auditorium
    Orinda, CA 94563

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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City Commissions & Committees


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Members


Select a Council Member below to learn more about them and how to contact them.

Eve Phillips, Mayor

Eve Phillips

Amy R. Worth

Amy R. Worth

Dean Orr

Dean Orr

Darlene K. Gee

Darlene K. Gee

Inga Miller

Inga Miller

About City Council


The City of Orinda is a general law city and functions as a Council-Manager form of government. Under the council-manager form, authority is concentrated in the elected council, which hires a professional administrator (City Manager) to implement its policies.

The City Council is responsible for making policy, passing ordinances, voting appropriations, and having overall supervisory authority in the city government. In such a government, the Mayor acts as a member and presiding officer of the council. The Mayor performs various ceremonial duties on behalf of the City and Council. There are five (5) elected officials who serve staggered 4-year terms. Their service is voluntary, with no monetary compensation. In addition to hiring the City Manager, the City Council also hires the City Attorney who serves as the City's primary legal advisor.

The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday every month to conduct business in open public sessions. The Council meetings are held in the Orinda Library Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. In addition, the Council periodically schedules Special Meetings to address specific issues; such meetings are noticed for public information.

The City has a wide variety of Commissions, Committees, and Subcommittees that are appointed by the City Council and are comprised of Orinda residents.