City Council Meetings, Agendas & Minutes


The City of South El Monte live streams the City Council Meetings over the Internet. After the meetings, recordings are immediately posted. NOTE: Your attendance at public meetings, may result in the streaming and recording of your image and/or voice.


Scroll down to "Current and Upcoming Events" once the meeting goes live, select the meeting name.


To participate during public comment via teleconference, see below:

Meeting ID: 865 8171 1880
Or Call In: 1 669 900 6833, when prompted, enter 86581711880#

For both open and closed session each speaker will be limited to five minutes. Time limits may not be shared with other speakers and may not accumulate from one period of public comment to another or from one meeting to another. This is the only opportunity for public input except for scheduled public hearing items. All comments or queries shall be addressed to the Council as a body and not to any specific member thereof. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.2(a)(2), the Ralph M. Brown Act, no action or discussion by the City Council shall be undertaken on any item not appearing on the posted agenda, except to briefly provide information, ask for clarification, provide direction to staff, or schedule a matter for a future meeting.

Current and Upcoming Events




Copies of City Council and Successor Agency Agendas, Minutes, and Meeting Videos prior to January 2020, as well as Successor Agency Minutes can be obtained by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 579-6540 ext. 3220 or ext. 3280 or by email at or


The City Council holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Regular meetings convene at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1415  Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte, California. Special and Adjourned Regular meetings start time are to be determined.

Posting Locations of Agenda and/or Cancellation Notices  

Regular and Adjourned Regular meeting agendas will be posted at least 72 hours before the meeting (GC 54954(a)(1)).

Agenda and Cancellation Notices can be viewed online and are also posted at the following three (3) locations: City Hall located at 1415 Santa Anita Avenue, Senior Center located at 1556 Central Avenue and the Community Center located at 1530 Central Avenue, South El Monte, California. 

Viewing of Agenda Packets

Full agenda packets can be viewed in the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed on Fridays and major holidays.

City Council Meetings During COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 17, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which authorizes the City Council to hold public meetings via teleconferencing and to make public meetings accessible telephonically or otherwise electronically to all members of the public seeking to observe and to address the local legislative body. All requirements of the Brown Act requiring the physical presence of Council Members, staff, or the public as a condition of participation in or quorum for a public meeting have been waived. Public participation will be allowed via the information below.

Please see meeting agenda for more information regarding public participation.

Issues Related to Agenda  

For issues related to the agenda please contact Donna G. Schwartz, CMC, City Clerk at (626) 579-6540 ext. 3280 or (626) 274-0412 Cell or Paola Lara,  Deputy City Clerk at (626) 579-6540 ext. 3220 or (626) 374-1998 Cell. 

Questions or Assistance

For additional information, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 579-6540 ext. 3280.