City Council Compensation and Benefits
City Councilmembers are eligible to receive either a salary or vehicle reimbursement allowance in the amount of $300 per month ($3,600 per year). That amount has not changed since it was first established in 1999. City Councilmembers do not receive health insurance or retirement benefits.
City Council Public Official Appointments
City Councilmembers are appointed by the City Council to serve on a variety of regional boards and organizations. Current appointments are shown in the table below. Where applicable, the compensation that City Councilmembers receive from respective boards or organizations is noted.
|Board/Organization||Primary Appointee||Alternate Appointee|
|California Joint Powers Insurance Authority1||Cynthia Conners||Noel Hatch|
|Coastal Greenbelt Authority||Cynthia Conners||Shari L. Horne|
|Orange County Fire Authority2||Noel Hatch||N/A|
|Orange County Library Advisory Board||Carol Moore||Shari L. Horne|
|Orange County Vector Control District/
Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District3
|Shari L. Horne||N/A|
|San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency4||Bert Hack||Cynthia Conners|
|South Orange County Watershed Management Area||Carol Moore||Noel Hatch|
1 $100 per meeting; $100 maximum per calendar year (primary or alternate only)
2 $100 per meeting; $3,600 maximum per calendar year
3 $100 per meeting; $1,200 maximum per calendar year
4 $120 per meeting; $7,200 maximum per calendar year (primary or alternate only)
City Council Ethics Training
State law requires that City Councilmembers complete biennial ethics training. This is sometimes referred to as “Assembly Bill 1234 training.” The most recent training record for each City Councilmember is available below.
Employee Compensation and Benefits
City employees receive compensation and benefits as established by the City Council. The City’s annual base salary ranges and most recent employee compensation and benefits resolutions are available below.
The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and receives compensation and benefits as established in his employment agreement. The City Manager currently receives an annual base salary of $172,313, a $150 per month technology allowance, and such additional benefits as are available to all full-time City employees.
Ticket and Pass Distribution Policy and Disclosure
State law requires certain disclosures regarding the City’s distribution of tickets and passes to its public officials. Since the City Council’s adoption of a ticket and pass distribution policy in 2012, only two tickets subject to such disclosure have been distributed. Should the City distribute additional, qualifying tickets or passes in the future, required FPPC filings will be posted on this webpage and forwarded to the FPPC for posting on its website.
Senate Bill 272 Disclosure of Systems
State law requires the disclosure of systems that collect, exchange, and analyze information for multiple departments and/or are an original data source. That disclosure is presented in the City’s enterprise catalog.
City Council Meeting Records
City Council Committee Meeting Records
Standing Advisory Committee Meeting Records
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Laguna Woods Civic Support Fund
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