What does the term "members-elect" mean?
"Members-elect" is the total number of positions authorized on the council, or appointed body, regardless of vacancies. In Valley Center, there are eight (8) positions on the Council. The Mayor is not part of the Council (See the FAQ topic "What is the difference between Council and Governing Body" for additional information). In the event there are seats open due to resignation, or absence during a single meeting; the number of positions authorized or the number of "members-elect" remains the same. This is one of the reasons it is so important to fill vacancies on the Council as soon as possible.

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1. When does Council meet?
2. What is the Population of Valley Center?
3. How can I find out when Special Meetings are scheduled?
4. How can I serve on a committee, commission, or board?
5. Is there a time during the council meetings when citizen concerns can be voiced?
6. Are there time limits imposed on individuals who wish to speak at a Council meeting?
7. When are City Council elections held?
8. Who represents me on the Council?
9. Can someone tell me who my representatives are?
10. How many Wards is the City divided into?
11. How are vacancies on the Council filled?
12. What is the position of "President of the Council"?
13. Who is the President of the Council?
14. What is the difference between Council and Governing Body?
15. When is the Mayor allowed to vote?
16. Can the mayor in Valley Center veto actions taken by the Council?
17. Can I submit a request, or report a problem, online?
18. Does Valley Center have term limits for the Mayor and/or members of the Council?
19. What does the term "members-elect" mean?