The Pasco City Council is comprised of 7 elected officials. The City of Pasco operates under the "Council-Manager" plan of government, per the Revised Code of Washington Chapter 35.18. Under the Council-Manager plan of city government, the Councilmembers are the elected officials of the City, who then in turn appoint and oversee the City Manager. The Council also elects fellow Councilmembers to serve as Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem.
The process for elections for Councilmembers has changed to a more district-based system with all seats up for election in 2017; read more here.
Voters may choose to run for election in the district in which they reside (see individual district maps above), or for the at-large seat for which there is no residency requirement (except to reside in the City). For voters interested in running for City office in 2017, please note that the week of candidate filings is May 15-19 (contact the Franklin County Auditor's office or call (509) 545-3502 for more information). The Auditor's office administers all local elections.
While in the past, voters have had the opportunity to vote for each position on the ballot for City Council in the November, or general election, the new election system means that all voting for district positions will be limited to district resident voters.
Contact the City Council
The City Council welcomes your questions and comments. To contact an individual Council member, follow their link above or to send an email to the entire City Council, follow this link. Please note that City Councilmembers do not have physical offices within City Hall, and Councilmembers either have outside full-time employment or are retired, so please give Councilmembers time to respond.
The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend Council meetings! Council meetings begin promptly at 7:00 pm Mondays except on observed holidays.
The first and third Mondays of the month are Regular (business) Meetings, and the second and fourth Mondays are Workshop Meetings. The Council usually does not meet on the fifth Monday of a month. The City Council can meet for special meetings when needed, with proper public notification. View the Public Meeting Calendar for the most current meeting schedule.