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Civic & Government Engagement

The City of San Diego works effectively, efficiently and collaboratively when residents are connected, involved and engaged. You are our stakeholders.

If you have an interest for making your neighborhood better, please view the resources below or contact my office at (619) 236-6616.

Kind regards,

Chris Cate
Councilmember - 6th District
City of San Diego


Internships provide an impactful experience for anyone interested in government and the legislative process. Public policy, intergovernmental affairs, budgeting and public affairs are all skill sets that will be enriched during an internship in my office. Please contact Dan Manley or Luis Pallera.

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.

To find out more about what's going on at City Council, 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.

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.

City Boards & Commissions

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

Additional information about boards and commissions can be found here: City Boards and Commissions Website.

Certificates, Commendations and Proclamations

I would be happy to provide congratulatory certificates, commendations and proclamations to fellow District 6 residents in commemoration of special occasions or accomplishments such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, retirements, births, or community service.  Please submit your request here.

Community Projects, Program & Services (CPPS) Funding Program

City Council Community Projects, Programs and Services (CPPS) funding is allocated to public agencies or non-profit organizations for one-time community, social, environmental, cultural or recreational needs which serve a lawful public purpose.

Please visit the CPPS webpage for additional information, including guidelines and application.

For sixth district-specific questions, please contact Jenna Harris in my office.


Thank you for your interest in the City of San Diego’s Community Projects, Program and Services (CPPS) and Arts, Culture and Community Festivals (ACCF) Funding Program. This email is to introduce new procedures and changes to the existing CPPS/ACCF program. The intent is to create a more efficient and streamlined process.

Effective July 1, the process will include two steps: Request for Qualifications (RFQ), and Request for Proposals (RFP). Applicants must complete and submit Request for Qualifications (RFQ) by the deadline of September 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications and required documentation prior to the deadline to correct potential errors. Council Administration will hold office hours and workshops to answer questions and concerns related to process requirements.

Council Administration will evaluate RFQs based on completeness and fulfillment of City requirements. Based on these evaluations, each applicant is assigned one of two grades: 1) Qualified, or 2) Not Qualified. Funding awards may be recommended by a Council District based on further review of Qualified Requests for Qualifications (RFQ). Please note, not all Qualified applicants will receive funding. Funding allocations are at the discretion of Council Offices. Applicants scored Qualified and selected for funding by a Council Office will be given access to the Request for Proposal form.

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