How Local Government Works

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The City of Oroville is a charter city that incorporated in 1906, and is governed by an elected City Council and Mayor. The Council's actions are guided by a vision statement, mission statement, and goals and policies. Government business is conducted at the City Council Chambers located at 1735 Montgomery Street, Oroville. Agenda items are brought to the Council by residents, staff and council-members.

At council meetings, residents and City staff may provide input, recommendations, and technical data to help the Council make an informed decision. The Council then discusses and either approves, modifies or rejects the agenda item. Depending on the action of the Council, the City Administrator and City staff carry out the Council's policy.

City Government At A Glance

City Council Meetings

  • Are open to the public.
  • Are conducted on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 1735 Montgomery Street, Oroville.

Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

  • Meeting schedules for City Council meetings can be found on the City Calendar.
  • Agendas and Minutes can be found on the City Council Agendas and Minutes page.

Mayor/City Council   

  • Sets policy.
  • Conducts Council meetings.
  • Consists of seven members – elected at large.
  • Enacts legislation.
  • Represents the City at various functions.

For Mayor and City Council contact information, go to the Mayor and City Council Contact Information page.
For City Administrator contact information, go to the Administration page.

How The City Is Governed

Organizational Chart - City