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Welcome to the page containing agendas and minutes for City Council meetings.  Below you can click on the name of the document you would like to view and it will open from our Public Records Repository.  You can also click on the date of the meeting to see more details about the meeting itself.  Only meetings from the last 1-2 years will be displayed on this page.  You can visit the Public Records Repository to view all public records. 
 

 

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Category: City Council

The City Council is composed of five members, a Mayor and four Council Members, elected at large by the citizens of Atascadero. The Mayor serves a two-year term, and Council Members serve four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor presides over the meetings and performs other ceremonial duties. As the policy-making legislative body, the City Council is responsible for the enactment of all programs, policies and services of the City.

The City Council acts upon all legislative matters concerning the City, approving and adopting all ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other matters requiring overall policy decisions and leadership. The Council appoints the City Manager, City Attorney and various other commissions, boards and citizen advisory committees, all of which ensure broad-based input into the affairs of the City.

In 1998, the Council initiated a unique strategic planning effort to annually determine important issues and set overall goals for the City; these strategic planning sessions continue to be held near the beginning of each year. Each City department also prepares a strategic plan to interface with the priorities established by Council. The City's annual operating budget becomes the guide and the means for implementing those strategies.

City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of statements of economic interests filed by the City's elected officials may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 1102 Q St #3000, Sacramento, CA 95811. The physical address of the City Clerk's office is 6500 Palma Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422. Statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at http://www.fppc.ca.gov.

 

Current Mayor & Council Member Information

Category: City Council

 

  You may email all Council Members at:
citycouncil@atascadero.org*
 

Mayor

Heather Moreno

Term: 2020-2022

 

6500 Palma Ave
Atascadero, CA 93422

Phone: (805) 470-3400
Fax: (805) 461-0606

hmoreno@atascadero.org

 

Heather Moreno is the City’s second ever elected Mayor, and our first female Mayor, elected to office in November, 2018. As a CPA and small business owner, Heather is keenly interested in financial stewardship and economic development. She earned her BA degree in Accounting from CSU, Fullerton and was employed by KPMG, one of the “Big Four” international accounting firms, until she decided to strike out on her own. A lifelong learner, in 2013 she earned her Master's Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Today, Heather has a boutique health and wellness consulting firm, Weight Breakthrough®, and is a speaker at various seminars and conferences throughout the state. Heather became an Atascadero City Council Member in 2012, following service on the Planning Commission.  She and her husband, Mike, moved to Atascadero in 2004 and she has since been a community leader on behalf of Atascadero.

Mayor Pro Tem

Heather Newsom

 

Term: 2018-2022

 

6500 Palma Ave
Atascadero, CA 93422

Phone: (805) 470-3400
Fax: (805) 461-0606

hnewsom@atascadero.org

Heather Newsom was elected to the Council in November, 2018, after serving on the City's Parks & Recreation Commission.  She has been in the accounting industry for 22 years and she owns and manages an accounting/ tax practice.  Heather moved to Atascadero in 2015. She is married with three stepdaughters and a baby girl, born in June, 2018. She is actively involved in the community and serves on the Atascadero Greyhound Foundation board as Treasurer and Atascadero Kiwanis Club as Secretary.

Council Member

Charles Bourbeau

 

Term: 2020-2024

 

6500 Palma Ave
Atascadero, CA 93422

Phone: (805) 703-3809
Fax: (805) 461-0606

cbourbeau@atascadero.org

Charles was elected to the City Council in 2016, after serving two years on the Planning Commission.  He has been an active volunteer in the community for a variety of organizations. Charles spent almost 30 years as a full time officer in the Army National Guard working in federal financial management, logistics, and contracting. Charles also served for a period of time as  Finance Director for the City of SLO. 

Charles plans to work towards achieving a business friendly environment to help promote economic development that enhances our community and the City's ability to provide better services and infrastructure.

Council Member

Mark Dariz

Term: 2020-2024

6500 Palma Ave
Atascadero, CA 93422

 

Phone: (805) 470-3400
Fax: (805) 461-0606

mdariz@atascadero.org

Mark was elected to the City Council in 2020 after serving on the Planning Commission for 10 years. He has been a resident of the City since 2003 and has lived on the Central Coast since 1991 when he became a student at Cal Poly. He earned his degree in 1996 and has been practicing architecture on the Central Coast ever since. Mark has been very active in the community, joining the Atascadero Kiwanis Club in 2008; served as Club President in 2015 and is currently the Club Treasurer. As an architect, Mark has been instrumental in several key projects in town including Joy Park, Veteran’s Memorial and Atascadero Lake Park Bandstand. Mark and his wife were married in 1991 and have two children born in 1995 and 2000.

Council Member

Susan Funk

 

Term: 2018-2022

 

6500 Palma Ave
Atascadero, CA 93422

Phone: (805) 464-7709
Fax: (805) 461-0606

sfunk@atascadero.org

Susan was elected to the Council in November, 2018. She's been a management consultant for healthcare providers and companies for 25 years. She was a hospital administrator and has a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University, with a certificate in public management. She has a long history of community involvement in schools, civic organizations and professional societies. When her son entered college, Susan decided to run for the City Council to continue to use her talents and dedication to service. She and her husband Gordon Fuglie have lived in Atascadero for ten years.

*NOTE: E-Mail correspondence sent to and from members of the City Council via the City’s website is considered public records and may be subject to disclosure and additional distribution pursuant to the Public Records Act and the Brown Act.

City Council Norms and Procedures

 

Category: City Council
The City’s Strategic Planning Process involves a lengthy process beginning with community input, then working its way through Council direction, department review and ending with public meetings involving the City Council and community. An outcome of the process is the development of council's top priorities for the next two years. The City Council's 2019-2021 top priorities are:
 
1.Leverage Place-Making in the Commercial Areas for Long-Term Economic Development
 
2.Ensure Comprehensive Safety Readiness and Risk Mitigation
 
3.Foster Financial Sustainability
 
 
 
Category: City Council
 
City of Atascadero
 
Council Meeting Schedule and Information
 
 
 
*COVID-19 NOTICE* Consistent with the SLO County Region 1 – Southern California Regional Stay at Home Order, City Council Meetings will not be physically open to the public and City Council Members will be teleconferencing into the meeting. Please visit the City Council Agendas & Minutes page for information on how to view and participate in a meeting.  Detailed information, specific to each meeting, can be found on the cover page of the agenda including the meeting link, options for observing the meeting and how to submit public comment.
 
 
The City Council meets in regular session on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Council meetings will be held at the City Hall Council Chambers, 6500 Palma Ave, Atascadero. Matters are considered by the Council in the order of the printed Agenda.
 
Copies of the staff reports or other documentation relating to each item of business referred to on the Agenda are on file in the office of the City Clerk and are available for public inspection during City Hall business hours at the Front Counter of City Hall, 6500 Palma Ave, Atascadero, and on our website, www.atascadero.org.  Contracts, Resolutions and Ordinances will be allocated a number once they are approved by the City Council. The minutes of this meeting will reflect these numbers. All documents submitted by the public during Council meetings that are either read into the record or referred to in their statement will be noted in the minutes and available for review in the City Clerk's office. Council meetings are video taped and audio recorded, and may be reviewed by the public. Copies of meeting recordings are available for a fee. Contact the City Clerk for more information (805) 470-3400.
 
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in a City meeting or other services offered by this City, please contact the City Manager’s Office or the City Clerk’s Office, both at (805) 470-3400. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or time when services are needed will assist the City staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility to the meeting or service.
 
TO SPEAK ON SUBJECTS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA
Under Agenda item, “COMMUNITY FORUM”, the Mayor will call for anyone from the audience having business with the Council to approach the lectern and be recognized.
 
  1. Give your name for the record (not required)
  2. State the nature of your business.
  3. All comments are limited to 3 minutes.
  4. All comments should be made to the Mayor and Council.
  5. No person shall be permitted to make slanderous, profane or negative personal remarks concerning any other individual, absent or present
This is the time items not on the Agenda may be brought to the Council’s attention. A maximum of 30 minutes will be allowed for Community Forum (unless changed by the Council).
 
TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEMS (from Title 2, Chapter 1 of the Atascadero Municipal Code)
Members of the audience may speak on any item on the agenda. The Mayor will identify the subject, staff will give their report, and the Council will ask questions of staff. The Mayor will announce when the public comment period is open and will request anyone interested to address the Council regarding the matter being considered to step up to the lectern. If you wish to speak for, against or comment in any way:
 
  1. You must approach the lectern and be recognized by the Mayor
  2. Give your name (not required)
  3. Make your statement
  4. All comments should be made to the Mayor and Council
  5. No person shall be permitted to make slanderous, profane or negative personal remarks concerning any other individual, absent or present
  6. All comments limited to 3 minutes
If you wish to use a computer presentation to support your comments, you must notify the City Clerk's office at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Digital presentations brought to the meeting on a USB drive or CD is preferred. Access to hook up your laptop to the City's projector can also be provided. You are required to submit to the City Clerk a printed copy of your presentation for the record. Please check in with the City Clerk before the meeting begins to announce your presence and turn in the printed copy.
 
The Mayor will announce when the public comment period is closed, and thereafter, no further public comments will be heard by the Council.
 
 
 
 
Category: City Council

City Council Members

Historical Listing

DATE

COUNCIL MEMBER

June 1979 – 1984

Bob Wilkins (3 + 2)

June 1979 – 1982

George Highland (3)

June 1979 – 1984

Bill Stover (3 + 2)

June 1979 – 1990

Marge Mackey (3 + 4 + 4)

June 1979 – 1986

Rolfe Nelson (3 + 4)

June 1982 – March 26, 1987

George Molina (2 + 3) (resigned)

April 15, 1987 – June 28, 1988

Charles Bourbeau (1)  (appointed by Council)

June 1984 – June 1988

Barbara Norris (4)

June 1984 – 1988

Wayne “Bear” Handshy (4)

June 1986 to June 1994

Bonita Borgeson (4 + 4)

June 1988 – 1992

Robert Lilley (4)

June 1988 – 1992

Rollin Dexter (4)

June 1988 – 1992

Alden Shiers (4)

June 26, 1990 – June 1994

Robert P. Nimmo (4)

June 1992 – November 2008

George Luna (4 + 4 + 4 + 4)

June 1992 – June 1996

R. David Bewley (4)

June 1992 – August 31, 1993

Marty Kudlac (1)  (resigned)

June 1994 – November 2002

Ray Johnson (4 + 4)

June 1994 – November 1996

George Highland (1994 special election)

June 1994 – November 1998

Harold L. Carden, III (4)

November 1996 – September 1999

Ken Lerno (3) (resigned)

November 1996 – December 2012

Jerry Clay, Sr. (4 + 4 + 4 + 4)

November 1998 – November 2002

J. Michael Arrambide(4)

October 1999 – November 2004

Wendy Scalise (1 appointed by Council) (4)

November 2002 – November 2012

November 2012 – November 2018

Tom O’Malley (4 + 4 + 4)

Elected Mayor 2012 (2 + 2 + 2)

November 2002 – November 2006

Becky Pacas (4)

November 2006 – November 2008

Mike Brennler (2)

November 2006 – November 2010

Ellen Béraud (4)

November 2008 – November 2020

Roberta Fonzi (4 + 4 + 4)

November 2008 – November 2016

Bob Kelley (4 + 4)

November 2010 – November 2018

Brian Sturtevant (4 + 4)

December 2012 – November 2018

November 2018 – November 2020

Heather Moreno (2/appointed by Council + 4)

Elected Mayor 2018 (2)

November 2016 – November 2020

Charles Bourbeau (4)

November 2018 – November 2022

Susan Funk (4)

November 2018 – November 2022

Heather Newsom (4)

 

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