The City of Tulare is governed by a Council/Manager form of government. Under this form of government, the elected City Council set the policies for the operation of the Tulare City Government. The City Council consists of five members, elected by district, but representing the city’s interests as a whole. The City Council also appoints the City Manager/City Clerk and the City Attorney who serve at the pleasure of the City Council.
Council Members in Districts 1, 3 & 5 were elected beginning in November 2016, and Council Members in Districts 2 & 4 were elected beginning in November 2014. Council Members serve four-year terms. The Mayor and Vice-Mayor are selected by the Council for two-year terms. The Mayor is the presiding officer of the Council, and the official spokesperson and ceremonial representative of the City.
Meetings of the Tulare City Council are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at the Tulare Public Library & Council Chambers 491 North “M” Street in Tulare at 7 p.m.
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