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City Council

The Rancho Mirage City Council is responsible for establishing policy direction for City staff to ensure services to taxpaying residents and businesses of the community are provided in a cost-effective and professional manner. The City Council is mandated to provide an environment that stimulates participation in the governing processes and to conduct the affairs of the City openly and responsively.

Working Together
2024 City Council
It is particularly important for the Council to have citizen input. One way to assure citizen input is through the formation of commissions, made up of appointed citizen advisors, that will study specific issues and provide advice and recommendations to the City Council.  The City Council has the ultimate political and legal responsibility for the conduct of local government and the welfare of the entire community. The City Council must balance the needs of the entire community when making decisions, and citizen advisors play an important role in assisting the City Council to fulfill its obligations to our citizens.

69-825 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone: (760) 324-4511
Fax: (760) 324-8830

City Council Meetings

Regular City Council meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 1 :00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Rancho Mirage City Hall. The meetings are livestreamed on the City website.  Meetings are also recorded and made available on the City's YouTube channel the week following the meeting. The recordings are shown daily on Spectrum Channel 17 – RMTV the week following the meeting  (at 3:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.).  Regular meeting agendas are posted  at least 72 hours before any meeting, pursuant to State law. The purpose of the agenda is to inform the public in advance of the items under consideration. Material related to each agenda is compiled into an agenda packet, which is available for public review at Rancho Mirage City Hall, at the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory, and on the City website.

View Meeting Schedule for City Council and City Commission meeting dates.

Public Comment

Citizen participation is invited at all Council meetings. A Non-Agenda Public Comment period is included on every regular meeting agenda. Comments on matters not on the agenda are heard during the Non-Agenda Public Comment period. Citizens are also invited to speak regarding any item listed on the agenda prior to City Council vote. Those wishing to speak during a Council meeting should submit a Request to Speak form (available just outside the Council Chamber) to the City Clerk and step up to the podium when their name is called. The policy of the City Council is that individual public comments not exceed three minutes. Please be aware that, pursuant to provisions of The Brown Act, the City Council is prohibited from taking action on any issue not listed on the Agenda, unless there is an emergency requiring Council action, or an urgent need for Council action (threatening health, safety, or welfare of the community) arises after the agenda is published.