The City Council creates subcommittees as needed to accomplish the work of the Council. Subcommittees are categorized into two categories: Standing and Ad Hoc.
Standing subcommittees are more permanent in nature and address on-going areas of interest to the City Council. Standing subcommittees are subject to the Brown Act. Two standing subcommittees currently exist: the Personnel Committee  and the City/Schools Issues Committee .
Ad Hoc Committees (sometimes referred to as Task Forces) are more temporary in nature and focus on a specific topic. Ad Hoc Committees typically last less than a year in nature and are disbanded upon completion of the committee’s work. Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces are not subject to the Brown Act but all efforts shall be made to provide as much notice to the public as possible.
The purpose of the subcommittee is to facilitate communication between the Council and the School Board on issues of mutual concern by both legislative bodies, as directed by the City Council and/or School Board. Read more... 
The Council Personnel Committee consists of two members of the City Council and is responsible for a number of tasks, including filling vacancies on commissions and committees. Read more...