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Civic & Government Engagement

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

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

Kind regards,

Chris Cate
Councilmember - 6th District
City of San Diego


For anyone interested in learning about government and the legislative process, an internship is a great way to start. Interns get a firsthand view at how the City of San Diego runs, including public policy, intergovernmental affairs, budgeting, and public affairs. Applicants may send their resumes and a letter of interest to ChrisCate@sandiego.gov.

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 me at ChrisCate@sandiego.gov.

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 me at ChrisCate@sandiego.gov.