- Town Council
Beginning with the November 3, 2020 election, Town of Windsor Councilmembers are elected by a district-based election system. The At-large Mayor will serve a two-year term and four District Councilmembers will serve a four-year term. The term expirations are staggered so that not all terms expire at the same time. See the transition to district-based elections below. Every December, the Town Council re-organizes and will select a new Vice Mayor.
Council meetings are broadcast live on cable television (Comcast Channel 27 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99) from the Town of Windsor Council Chambers located at 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Bldg. 400, Windsor, CA 95492. The Town Council and Commissions welcomes your attendance and participation at its meetings. Videos from the meetings can be viewed at https://www.townofwindsor.com/721/Agendas-Minutes-Videos. Due to COVID-19 and continuing concerns of the Governor of California and the County Public Health Officer about potential community spread of the virus resulting from prolonged indoor gatherings, the Town has suspended conducting in-person Town Council meetings in order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and pursuant to the provisions of the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, which suspended certain requirements of the Brown Act. Town Councilmembers will be participating in the meeting via Zoom.
Regularly scheduled Council meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, located at 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 400, Windsor, CA 95492. During regular sessions, the Town Council can take action in several ways. The Council may adopt an ordinance or Town law. Ordinances usually take effect 30 days following their adoption and become part of the Town's Municipal Code. The Council may amend or repeal an ordinance by adopting another ordinance.
The Council may also pass a resolution to express policy direction or make a public statement. The Council passes a motion to approve or deny a proposed action, such as the award of a bid. The Consent Calendar allows for routine business items for which no special study or discussion is expected. Councilmembers may remove items from the Consent Calendar for discussion if they choose.
In special meetings or workshops, Town staff may present to the Council with detailed briefings on a variety of issues. Councilmembers discuss various topics, ask questions and give staff direction on how to proceed.
Council does occasionally meet in Closed Session, which is not open to the public. By law, the Council can only discuss certain items of business during these sessions. These topics include personnel matters, property acquisition, and disposition, and legal advice on matters of litigation or potential litigation.
Windsor's Current Councilmembers:
Dominic Foppoli, Mayor
Esther Lemus, Vice Mayor
Bruce Okrepkie, Councilmember
Sam Salmon, Councilmember
Town Council Contact
Phone: (707) 838-1000