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City Council Meeting

The next city council meeting will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 7, at 6:30 p.m. The agenda will be available the Thursday prior to the meeting at

The Canyon Lake City Council is the elected body of City Government, that consist of a five-member, non-partisan board, elected at large from the citizens of Canyon Lake. They are responsible for formulating the policies for the city and approving the major actions through which the municipal functions are conducted.

City council meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Council Chamber in the City Hall building. Closed Session starts at 5:30 p.m.; Open Session starts at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are televised live on Time Warner channel 29 and Verizon channel 39.

Any person wishing to address the city council at its monthly meeting on any matter within the jurisdiction of the city, whether or not it appears on the monthly agenda, is asked to complete a “Speaker Request Form” available on the back counter.

The completed form is to be submitted to the city clerk prior to an individual being heard by the council. The council has adopted a time limitation of three minutes per person. If commenting on an agenda item, comments will be heard at the time that particular item is scheduled on the agenda.

Anyone addressing the city council on items not on the agenda, the Brown Act does not allow discussion of such items. Therefore, the council may only do the following: refer the matter to staff, ask for additional information or request a report back, or give a very limited factual response.

For more information about the City of Canyon Lake, visit the city’s website at The city also has a Facebook page at

Crime Tips

The Riverside Sheriff’s Department provides the opportunity for citizens to report crime tips anonymously online. The reporter’s name and contact information are only required if they wish to receive a response back. The online Crime Tips form can be found at

The form is not monitored 24 hours a day and should not be used to report crimes in progress or other suspicious activity that requires an immediate law enforcement response. For emergencies call, 911. For non-emergencies call 1-808-950-2444.

Animal Control

The city contracts with the Animal Friends of the Valleys for Animal Control services. Animal Control officers are empowered by state law to enforce regulations concerning the safety of Canyon Lake residents and their pets. For more information, contact Animal Friends of the Valleys at 951-674-0618. For after-hours emergencies, call 951-506-5069. License applications are available at city hall and on the Animal Friends of the Valleys website.