The City Council of Watsonville serves as the legislative and policy branch of City government. Its purpose is to set overall policy direction and its mission is to maintain and improve the quality of life of the residents of the City. The City Council is comprised of seven elected members who represent seven districts in the City. The Mayor is appointed each December.
Regular meetings of the Council shall be held on such Tuesdays of each month at the hour of 6:30 p.m. and closed sessions, if any, shall start at 5:30 p.m., all as determined by the City Manager, with the consent of the Mayor. If the business of the Council so warrants, the City Manager, with the consent of the Mayor, may call for the Council meeting to be held at the hour of 4:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m., or at such other time as may be deemed appropriate.