Getting Involved

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

Below, please 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 [email protected] 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 (City TV 24) 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.

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 a 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 community members to discuss issues and events that affect the community.

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

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, Council President 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.