Frequently Asked Questions

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When are Town Council Meetings?
Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers, Town Hall, located at 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley.


What Town Councilmember represents my area?
The members of the Apple Valley Town Council are elected "at large" and not by districts or wards. What this means is that each Councilmember represents the entire Town and not just one area or neighborhood.


How do I run for Town Council?
Town Council elections are held in November of even-numbered years and are consolidated with the Statewide General Election. The nomination period for candidates running for a Town Council seat begins in mid-July and concludes in mid-August. Please contact the Town Clerk at 760-240-7000 x 7801  or townclerk@applevalley.org for additional details and requirements of running for office.


How do I get an item placed on the Town Council Agenda?
Only the Town Councilmembers, Town Manager, and Department Heads have the authority to place items on the Town Council agenda.

How do I receive copies of the Council agendas?
There are three ways to receive copies of Town Council agendas:

  1. Go to the agendas section of this website. The entire agenda including all back-up material is provided on the website. 
  2. Send an email to townclerk@applevalley.org and provide your email address to be included on the agenda distribution list (without attachments). 
  3. Provide a supply of self-addressed, stamped envelopes to the Town Clerk and we will mail a copy of the agenda (without attachments).
How do I address the Council about an item on the agenda?
Before the Council meeting, complete a speaker card and return it to the Town Clerk. The Mayor will call you to speak when the agenda item is heard by the Town Council. Comments are limited to three minutes per speaker. The speaker cards are kept with the official record of the Town Council meeting and are used if the Town Council or staff needs to contact you at a later date.

How do I address the Council about an item not on the agenda?
Before the Council meeting, complete a speaker card and return it to the Town Clerk. The Mayor will call for you to speak during the Public Comment portion of the agenda. Public Comments are limited to three minutes per speaker. The speaker cards are kept with the official record of the Town Council meeting and are used if the Town Council or staff needs to contact you at a later date.

How do I express my concern for an item not on the agenda?
Every Town Council agenda provides time for a Public Comment period. This is your opportunity to address the Council on any subject matter that is within the jurisdiction of the Town Council, and that does not appear as a regular agenda item. The Town Council is not permitted (by law) to take any action on issues raised during the Public Comment period, but they may refer matters to the staff for response or official action at a future date.

How can I obtain a copy of a Town Ordinance?
All Town ordinances are contained in the Municipal Code. The Apple Valley Municipal Code is available online and is fully indexed and searchable.

Where do I register to vote?
Voter registration forms are available in the Town Clerk's office. The forms are postage-paid and can be mailed or delivered in person to the Registrar of Voters office in San Bernardino.