The Santa Ana City Council is comprised of seven members consisting of the Mayor and six Councilmembers. Councilmembers are nominated from one of six geographic wards in the City and then elected citywide. The City Councilmembers serve a four-year term and are limited to three consecutive terms. The Mayor is directly elected at-large and has term limits of no more than four (4) two-year terms. Mayor Pro Tem is nominated and elected from amongst the seated council.
City Council meetings are open to the public and are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Closed Session Meetings are held at 5:00 p.m., immediately followed by the Regular Business Meeting at approximately 5:45 p.m.
The meetings are held in the City Council Chambers - 22 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA 92701 or as noted on the agenda.