City of Poway

The City Council is comprised of five members elected at large by the citizens of Poway to serve for four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor is directly elected by the citizens of Poway for a four-year term. Annually, the City Council reorganizes, selecting a Councilmember to serve as Deputy Mayor.

The City Council is accountable to the residents of Poway for all services and programs provided by the City. The City Council serves as the City's policy-making body, taking action on all legislative matters involving the approval and adoption of all City ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and matters requiring policy decision and leadership. In reaching policy decisions, the Council listens to public testimony and reviews proposals designed to meet community needs while maintaining desired service levels.

The City Council appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, and City Clerk and establishes various citizen advisory committees to ensure broad-based input into City affairs. The City Council oversees the expenditure of all City funds throughout the fiscal year, initiates new programs to upgrade existing services, and determines the ability of the City to provide financing for the proposed budget as submitted by the City Manager. 

Current City Council

NAME TITLE TERM ends
Don Higgenson Don Higginson Mayor November 2014

Mayor Higginson welcomes your phone call to schedule a meeting.  He is available any time of the week by appointment.  Additionally, he has set up "Chat with the Mayor" specific times for the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month between the hours of 1-4pm and the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm.  To schedule an appointment, please call 858-668-4520 or email dhigginson@poway.org.

 

Regional Assignments:
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Board - Primary
City of Poway/PUSD Joint Use Subcommittee for Interjurisdictional Cooperation - Primary

Dave Grosch

Deputy Mayor November 2014

Councilmember Dave Grosch welcomes your phone call to schedule a meeting at any time.  He is flexible on the meeting location.  To schedule a meeting, call 858-668-4521 or email dgrosch@poway.org.

 

Regional Assignments:
SD Division, League of California Cities - Primary
City of Poway/PUSD Joint Use Subcommittee for Interjurisdictional Cooperation - Primary
Goodan Ranch Policy Committee - Primary
Regional Solid Waste Association (RSWA) - Alternate

Jim Cunningham

Jim Cunningham Councilmember November 2016

Councilmember Jim Cunningham will schedule meetings at times and locations as needed.  Additionally, he has specifically set aside the following days and time:  1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5-6:30 p.m.  To schedule a meeting, please call 858-668-4524 or email jcunningham@poway.org.

 

Regional Assignments:
San Dieguito Riverpark JPA - Primary
Metropolitan Transit Systems (MTS) Board - Primary
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Board - 1st Alternate

John Mullin

Councilmember November 2014

Councilmember John Mullin welcomes your phone call to schedule a meeting at any time.  To schedule a meeting, call 858-668-4523 or email jmullin@poway.org.

 

Regional Assignments:
Metro Wastewater Commission/JPA - Primary
Regional Solid Waste Association (RSWA) - Primary
Metropolitan Transit Systems (MTS) Board - Alternate
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Board - 2nd Alternate

Steve Vaus

Steve Vaus Councilmember November 2016

Councilmember Steve Vaus invites you to join him to talk about what's on your mind or just to become better acquainted with him as your elected official.  He is available, by appointment, every Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. or other times and locations as needed.   To schedule a meeting, please call 858-668-4522 or email svaus@poway.org.

 

Regional Assignments:
SD Division, League of California Cities - Alternate
San Dieguito Riverpark JPA - Alternate

Last updated: 3/19/2014 10:52:57 AM