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CITY COUNCIL

The City Council serves as the legislative body for the City of San Fernando. Comprised of five members, the Council monitors the operation and performance of the city, enacts regulations and policies, and has sole responsibility for approving the City’s budget. The Council appoints the City Manager and City Attorney, and appoints members of the community to City advisory boards and commissions.
 

Members of the City Council are elected and serve four year terms. The Mayor is the presiding officer at Council meetings and is elected directly each year by the City Council from among its members. The Vice Mayor is also elected directly each year by the City Council and serves as presiding officer in the Mayor’s absence.  Both the Mayor and Vice Mayor have the same voting power as any other councilmember.

REGULAR MEETINGS
First and Third Monday of Each Month
6 pm
City Council Chambers
117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
 

SPECIAL & ADJOURNED MEETINGS
Scheduled as needed

AGENDAS | MINUTES | AUDIO

Effective July 2021, the City Council has resumed meeting in person in the Council Chambers (117 Macneil Street, San Fernando). Members of the public are welcome to attend in person. Meeting attendees will still be required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while in the Council Chambers. Meetings will also be live streamed via YouTube. Subscribe now!
Visit Vimeo for a full collection of our public meeting audio files, prior to May 11, 2020.

2024

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
01/02/24 (Dark) NO REGULAR MEETING NO SPECIAL MEETING
01/16/24 (Tuesday) AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | PACKET | MINUTES

AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | MINUTES

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
02/05/24 AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | PACKET | MINUTES

 AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | MINUTES

02/13/24 (Tuesday) NO REGULAR MEETING AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | PACKET

02/20/24 (Tuesday) AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | PACKET | MINUTES

AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | MINUTES

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
03/04/24 CANCELLATION NOTICE | AVISO DE CANCELACIÓN NO SPECIAL MEETING
03/18/24 AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | PACKET

AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | MINUTES

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
04/02/24 (Tuesday) AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | PACKET

AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA

04/15/24 AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | PACKET

AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
06/03/24 AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | PACKET

AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA

 
06/17/24

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
07/01/24
07/15/24

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
08/05/24
08/19/24

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
09/03/24 (Tuesday)
09/16/24

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
10/07/24
10/21/24

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
11/04/24
11/18/24

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
12/02/24
12/16/24 (Dark) No Regular Meeting No Special Meeting

2023

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
01/03/23 (TUES) AGENDA | PACKET | MINUTES

CANCELLATION NOTICE
01/17/23 (TUES) AGENDA | PACKET | MINUTES

AGENDA | MINUTES

01/30/23 NO REGULAR MEETING AGENDA | PACKET | MINUTES

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
02/06/23 AGENDA | PACKET | SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM NO. 4 | MINUTES

AGENDA | MINUTES

02/21/23 (TUES) AGENDA | PACKET | SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM NO. 6 | MINUTES

AGENDA | MINUTES

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
03/03/23 NO REGULAR MEETING AGENDA | CORRESPONDENCE | MINUTES
03/06/23 AGENDA | PACKET | MINUTES

AGENDA | MINUTES

03/20/23 AGENDA (Revised) | PACKET | MINUTES

AGENDA | MINUTES

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
04/03/23 AGENDA | PACKET | MINUTES

AGENDA | MINUTES

04/17/23 AGENDA | PACKET | MINUTES

AGENDA | MINUTES

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
05/01/23 AGENDA | PACKET | MINUTES

AGENDA | MINUTES

05/15/23 AGENDA | PACKET | MINUTES

AGENDA | MINUTES

05/22/23 NO REGULAR MEETING AGENDA | PACKET | MINUTES

05/30/23 NO REGULAR MEETING AGENDA | PACKET | MINUTES

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
06/05/23 AGENDA | PACKET | MINUTES

AGENDA | MINUTES

06/20/23 (TUES) AGENDA | PACKET | MINUTES

NO SPECIAL MEETING

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
07/03/23 CANCELLATION NOTICE NO SPECIAL MEETING
07/17/23 AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | PACKET | SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM NO. 8 | MINUTES

NO SPECIAL MEETING

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
11/06/23 AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | PACKET | MINUTES

AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | MINUTES

11/20/23 NOTICE OF ADJOURNMENT | AVISO DE LEVANTAMIENTO NO SPECIAL MEETING
11/28/23 AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | PACKET | MINUTES

AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | MINUTES

DATE REGULAR MEETING SPECIAL MEETING
12/04/23 AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | PACKET | MINUTES

AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | MINUTES

12/11/23 AGENDA | LA ORDEN DEL DÍA | PACKET | MINUTES

NO SPECIAL MEETING

ANNUAL REPORT

The City is pleased to present the 2023 City of San Fernando Annual Report to the residents, businesses, and customers of San Fernando. This was an exciting year for the City as we continued to implement the City Council’s Strategic Goals 2022-2026 and lay a solid foundation on which the next version of San Fernando will be built. Click below to read or download the 2023 Annual Report.

STRATEGIC GOALS

The City-wide Strategic Goals articulate goals and objectives that the City of San Fernando will work to achieve over the next five years. The Strategic Goals provide context for budget development and revenue priorities to ensure the City Council, the City Manager, Department Directors, City Commissions and all City employees are working to achieve the City’s long-term vision, goals and objectives. 
 

The Strategic Goals are reviewed annually and will be amended by City Council as needed.  

 

City Council Strategic Goals (4-19-21)
CREATING A MORE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY 
 

The City of San Fernando is committed to creating a more sustainable community through its ongoing programs, policies, and projects. This commitment has been established in our 2022-2027 Strategic Goal number 4: Strengthen Climate Resilience and Environmental Justice. The City has been proactively working on the following projects and policies to address climate change: 

 

EQUITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

  • Commit to measures that prioritize equity, affordability, and environmental justice in a forthcoming Climate Action Plan
  • Commit to Indigenous Land Acknowledgement in City activities and events
     

ENERGY

  • Pursue a solar and battery installation at our Public Works Police Department facilities
     

WATER

  • Begin construction of the San Fernando Recreation Park infiltration project (construction anticipated from April 2022 to April 2023)
     

MOBILITY

  • Begin construction of the Pacoima Wash Bike Path in 2022
  • Adoption of the Safe and Active Streets Implementation Plan to promote increased walking and bicycling
  • Seek funding opportunities to electrify the Trolley System
     

URBAN GREENING AND TREE CANOPY

  • Increase San Fernando’s tree canopy by planting over 490 trees through the Calles Verdes project
  • Develop projects to capture storm water in parking lots and alleys through the Calles Verdes project
     

CLIMATE RESILIENCE AND ADAPTATION

  • Develop resilience strategies based on the countywide Climate Vulnerability Assessment
  • Pursue funding for establishing resiliency hubs at key park facilities

Abstract image of a tree with commitment to creating a sustainable community

REQUESTS

  • Would you like the Mayor and/or a City Councilmember to attend or speak at your special event?
  • Is your organization celebrating a grand opening?
  • Are you celebrating a milestone celebration in your life?
  • Is your organization planning a special event or celebrating a milestone anniversary?
     

The San Fernando City Council would be honored to celebrate with you!

 

Proclamations, Certificates of Appreciation, and Certificates of Recognition may be provided for a variety of events, including:

  • Milestone Birthdays (i.e., 75th, 100th)
  • Retirement
  • Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Celebrations
  • Community Events
  • Milestone Anniversaries
  • Honoring a Day/Week/Month (i.e., Denim Day, Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
     

Kindly submit your request a minimum of one month prior to your event. Please Note: Requests are granted based on availability and are not guaranteed.

 

CLICK HERE to submit a request. 

PROCEDURAL MANUAL

The San Fernando City Council Procedural Manual is a compilation of rules that are enacted pursuant to Government Code Section 36813 to provide decorum and order at City Council meetings and to promote the efficient conduct of those meetings. 
 

The rules govern the procedures of the City Council itself and the conduct of individual Councilmembers. It is also intended that the rules govern the conduct of City staff and members of the public who attend City Council meetings. In the event of a conflict between these rules of procedures and any provision of State or Federal law, including but not limited to the Ralph M. Brown Act codified at Section 54950 et seq. of the California Government Code, the State or Federal law controls. 

Because circumstances may differ from one meeting to the next, these rules are intended as guidelines, and are not inflexible rules. Accordingly, they may be waived at any meeting, by Motion, in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.

 

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MAYOR CELESTE T. RODRIGUEZ

Rodriguez, Celeste (2021)
Mayor Celeste T. Rodriguez is serving her first term on the San Fernando City Council (November 2020 – November 2024), first elected in November 2020, and as Mayor since December 2022.
 

Throughout her professional career, she has worked to improve the quality of life in communities by creating policies and programs that respond to people’s needs. Celeste brings her passion for service and social justice to her work as well as a wealth of experience designing, funding and implementing programs. 

 

In San Fernando, Celeste has ensured community members have a voice in their local government by establishing a public engagement policy, translation services and childcare for community meetings – firsts for the City.  Celeste has also worked to ensure economic stability for residents and businesses by building a pathway for community wealth through a number of initiatives, the establishment of a Housing Division, and the creation of a Business and Community Resource Center in San Fernando City Hall. 

 

Prior to serving as Mayor of San Fernando, Celeste led several community-based initiatives for the City of Los Angeles. Most recently, as leader of the Community Services Section of the Los Angeles Community Investment for Families Department (CIFD) where she designed and implemented financial empowerment initiatives including the Los Angeles guaranteed income program, the region-wide children’s savings account program, and managed local safety net programs in partnership with nonprofits throughout Los Angeles. She served as the first Racial Equity Officer for CIFD and the former Los Angeles Housing and Investment Department. Celeste also previously served as Deputy Director of Community Development Strategies for the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office where she led the development of the Consolidated Plan to fund support services, capital improvement projects, and economic development opportunities in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles. Celeste is passionate about breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty and has worked towards that mission throughout her career. 

 

Mayor Rodriguez has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California. She is raising her two children in the northeast San Fernando Valley with her husband, Robert. 

CONTACT MAYOR RODRIGUEZ

(818) 898-1201 Office | CTRodriguez@sfcity.org 

VICE MAYOR MARY MENDOZA

Mendoza, Mary (2020)
Vice Mayor Mary Mendoza is serving her third term on the San Fernando City Council (November 2022 – November 2024), first appointed to fill the City Council vacancy on October 7, 2019. Vice Mayor Mendoza previously served as Mayor from December 2021 to December 2022 and Vice Mayor from December 2020 to December 2021 and again from December 2022 to present.
 

Mary was born and raised in the City of San Fernando. She is deeply rooted in the community as five generations of her family, including all of her children, live in San Fernando.

 

Mary attended Morningside Elementary, San Fernando Junior High, San Fernando High School and Los Angeles Mission College, when it was located in the City of San Fernando. She received her Associate in Arts Degree from Mission College, where she also worked for 43 years. Mary is deeply involved in the community, including as a member of the Las Palmas Senior Citizen Club and a Boardmember of the Greater Van Nuys Rotary Club.

 

As a City Councilmember, Mary has prioritized the residents of San Fernando. She will work to ensure public safety, protect the City’s water resources, improve roads and infrastructure, promote a healthy business environment, and a green community by planting more trees while being a good steward of the community’s tax dollars.

 

In addition to serving on City Council, Mary represents San Fernando on the Los Angeles County Library Commission, San Fernando Valley Council of Governments, Los Angeles County City Selection Committee, Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group, League of California Cities, and various City Council Ad Hoc Committees.

CONTACT VICE MAYOR MENDOZA

(818) 898-1201 Office  |  MMendoza@sfcity.org

COUNCILMEMBER JOEL FAJARDO

Fajardo,-Joel-(2016)
Councilmember Joel Fajardo is serving his fourth term on the San Fernando City Council (November 2022 – November 2026), first elected to the City Council in 2012, again in March 2013, March 2017, and most recently in November 2022. Councilmember Fajardo previously served as Mayor of the City of San Fernando from March 2015 to March 2016 and December 2018 to December 2020, and also served as Vice Mayor from March 2016 to March 2017. 
 

Joel attended local private and public schools in the San Fernando Valley, graduated from Grant High School in 2001 and from Boston University in 2005.  He received his degree in International Relations.

 

Joel has always had a passion for public service and tackling challenging issues. Since serving on the council, Joe’s primary focus has been on balancing the city’s budget, upgrading the city’s infrastructure, fighting the negative impacts of the high-speed rail and promoting the city’s rich cultural programs, healthy lifestyles and LGBT inclusiveness.

CONTACT COUNCILMEMBER FAJARDO

(818) 898-1201 Office | JFajardo@sfcity.org  

COUNCILMEMBER VICTORIA GARCIA

Councilmember Victoria Garcia (2024)
Councilmember Victoria Garcia is serving her first term on the San Fernando City Council (April 2024 – November 2024), elected to fill the City Council unfilled vacancy.
 

Bio coming soon.

CONTACT COUNCILMEMBER GARCIA

(818) 898-1201 Office | VGarcia@sfcity.org

COUNCILMEMBER MARY SOLORIO

Solorio,-Mary-(2022)
Councilmember Maria Elena Solorio, known affectionately as Mary, is serving her first term on the San Fernando City Council (November 2022 – November 2026), first elected November 2022. 
 

Mary is a dedicated first-generation Mexican American who proudly calls the San Fernando Valley her home and is deeply committed to uplifting her community and advocating for its diverse residents. In addition to her civic duties, Mary brings a wealth of expertise in behavioral and mental health as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. 

 

With a rich background in Behavioral and Mental Health, Mary has honed her skills through various roles including Clinical Supervisor/Director and Case Manager. Her hands-on experience has equipped her with a profound understanding of the intricacies of human behavior and the importance of mental health support services. 

 

Continuing her pursuit of knowledge and excellence, Mary is currently pursuing her doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching with a Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University, San Diego, and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from California State University, Northridge. 

 

Beyond her academic and professional endeavors, Mary remains deeply engaged in community service. She dedicates her time to providing bilingual and multicultural mental health services to underserved populations in the Northeast San Fernando Valley through her internship with Luminarias Institute. Additionally, Mary serves as the Community Outreach Director/Board member for the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats, advocating for the political empowerment of young people in her community. She is also a proud member of Comision Femenil of the San Fernando Valley, working to empower Chicana women economically and politically. Furthermore, Mary is an active member of Latinas Lead California (LLCA), amplifying the political voice and experiences of Latinas. 

 

Mary’s commitment to community extends beyond mental health advocacy and political engagement. She serves as a board member of the Parenting and Relationship Counseling Foundation, contributing her expertise to support families and relationships. Additionally, Mary holds a position on the board for the Independent Cities Association, where she serves as the secretary, playing a crucial role in fostering collaboration and cooperation among independent cities. 

 

With her multifaceted background and unwavering dedication, Mary continues to be a catalyst for positive change in the City of San Fernando and beyond. Her passion for service, coupled with her expertise in behavioral and mental health, makes her a valuable asset to both her community and professional endeavors.

CONTACT COUNCILMEMBER SOLORIO

(818) 898-1201 Office | (818) 644-1177 Cell | MSolorio@sfcity.org

CONTACT US

CITY HALL | City Council
117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 898-1201 | Info@sfcity.org

CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Nick Kimball City Manager (818) 898-1202 NKimball@sfcity.org
Julie Duarte Executive Assistant to the City Manager (818) 898-1202 JDuarte@sfcity.org

CITY CLERK'S OFFICE

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Julia Fritz City Clerk (818) 898-1204 JFritz@sfcity.org
Crystal Solis Deputy City Clerk (p/t) (818) 898-7318 CSolis@sfcity.org

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