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Getting Involved

As a longtime community volunteer, I know how important it is to be involved in your neighborhood.

Here, you'll find links to information about what's going on at City Hall and in your local community groups, as well as how you can participate.

Please call (619) 236-6611 or email if you have any questions!

Signature of Sherri S. Lightner

City Council & Committees

City Council meetings and meetings of City Council committees are open to the public. They are also broadcast live on television and streamed live on the web. Upcoming agendas are distributed before the meetings take place.

Community members are welcome to speak on docket items at the meetings, as well as on topics of their choice during the "Non-Agenda Public Comment" period of the meetings.

Before being elected, Councilmember Lightner frequently participated in City Council meetings as a community member.

To find out more about what's going on at City Council, what has happened at previous Council meetings, or how you can speak at a meeting, please see the following links:

Community Planning Groups

Each of San Diego's diverse neighborhoods is represented by an officially recognized community planning group.

Community planning groups provide official recommendations to the City on community goals and land development proposals. Their meetings also provide a forum for the community to discuss issues and events that affect the community.

Most planning groups hold meetings monthly. The meetings are always open to the public. Planning groups also hold annual elections to the group's executive committee.

Before being elected, Councilmember Lightner participated as a board member and secretary of the La Jolla Community Planning Association, the officially recognized community planning group for La Jolla.

You can find a link to your planning group in the "Community Groups" section of your community's page.

The City Planning & Community Investment website also has additional information about community planning groups:

Community Planning Group Information

City Boards & Commissions

As a member of City Council, Councilmember Lightner is able to nominate individuals to various City boards and commissions.

If you are a community-minded individual interested in serving on a City board or commission, please contact our office.

More information about boards and commissions can be found here:

City Boards and Commissions Website


An internship is a great way to learn more about government, public policy, and current events. If you are interested in an internship with our office, please contact us.