City Council Meetings, Agendas & Minutes


On September 16, 2021, Governor Newsom signed AB 361, which modified the Brown Act to allow for teleconferencing participation at local legislative body public meetings during a proclaimed state of emergency. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54953(e) as amended by AB 361, City Council is authorized to hold public meetings via teleconferencing and to make public meetings accessible telephonically or otherwise electronically available to all members of the public seeking to observe and to address the local legislative body. Public participation will be allowed via the information below.

Please see meeting agenda for more information regarding public participation.


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#

Speakers may provide public comments on any matter within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council, including items on the agenda. Each speaker will be limited to five minutes. Unless a majority of the Council objects, the Mayor may provide speakers more or less time to speak. 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.


The City of South El Monte records 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.


To view current or past Agendas or Minutes scroll down to the "Most Recent Events" or "Current and Upcoming Events" sections, use the drop down arrow under the "Files" column and select the document to be viewed. 


Related Documents




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 at 6 p.m. 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.

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.