Government Overview

City Council

Norco City Council - The City Council is the elected body of city government. The City Council consists of five members elected at large for four-year terms by the citizens of Norco. Annually, the City Council appoints a Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem from its own membership to serve a one-year term. The City Council makes all policy decisions and adopts laws for the City of Norco. The City Council members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interest with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interest filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the office of the City Clerk, located at 2870 Clark Avenue, Norco, during regular office hours of Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The City Council meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Council Chambers located at 2820 Clark Avenue, Norco, California.


Historic Preservation Commission - The purpose of the Historic Preservation Commission is to safeguard the City’s heritage as embodied and reflected in such resources; to encourage public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the City’s past; to promote the enjoyment and use of cultural resources appropriate for the education and recreation of the people of the City; to preserve diverse and harmonious architectural styles and design preferences reflecting phases of the City’s history and to encourage complementary contemporary design and construction; to protect and enhance the City’s attraction to tourists and visitors; to integrate the preservation of cultural resources and the extraction of relevant data from such resources into public and private land management and development processes. The Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on these and the designation of cultural resources, including individual properties, archaeological districts, and historic preservation districts. The Commission meets on the second Tuesday of every other month at 4:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 2820 Clark Avenue.

Parks & Recreation Commission - The Parks and Recreation Commission reviews and makes recommendations regarding the conduct of the business and affairs of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and on matters involving the City’s Parks and Recreation system. The Commission also studies and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the construction, purchase, lease or other acquisition of all improvements and lands, including installation of improvements and appropriate uses, which it deems necessary for the operation of the City’s Parks and Recreation programs. The Commission meets on the second Monday of every other month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 2820 Clark Avenue.

Planning Commission - The Planning Commission’s responsibilities and authority shall be in accordance with the conservation and planning laws as related to general law cities, except as may be otherwise authorized by and set forth in specific City ordinances; shall receive and expeditiously act on all special project assignments made by the City Council and shall submit reports and recommendations to the City Council on these assignments; may submit recommended City projects to the City Council for possible assignment by the Council; shall conduct all actions and business of the Commission, unless a representative or subcommittee is formally appointed by the Commission to act on its behalf; and it shall be the responsibility of the Commission to be represented at the meetings of the City Council and other Commissions when matters of joint concern are to be discussed. The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 2820 Clark Avenue.

Streets, Trails & Utilities Commission - The Streets, Trails and Utilities Commission's duties include reviewing and making recommendations on the future development of the City’s street system, street improvement standards, portions of streets requiring maintenance and repair, street safety devices and signals, crosswalks, school crossing guards, speed limits, parking regulations, and establishment of portions of streets and trails for equestrian, pedestrian or bicycle use. The Commission reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council on the development and planning of equestrian riding trails within the City and on matters relating to the City-operated water, sewer and storm drain system. The Commission meets on the first Monday of every other month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 2820 Clark Avenue.

Advisory Councils

Economic Development Advisory Council (EDAC) - The EDAC is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council on matters pertaining to economic development, including actions or strategies that result in creating jobs, increasing sales tax revenue and fostering a more vibrant business community in the City of Norco. Working closely with staff, EDAC Members provide valuable input on a wide range of economic issues. EDAC meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 8:15 a.m. in Conference Rooms A & B at Norco City Hall, 2870 Clark Avenue.

Norco Youth Advisory Council - Established by the Norco City Council on July 20, 2016 to:Promote community involvement, with, for, and by youth; Review proposals for programs, projects, and facilities as they pertain to youth; Assist in the evaluation and planning of programs and services with an emphasis on youth; and Review and make recommendations on matters pertaining to youth programming and/or services to any of the City’s Commissions and the City Council.