About the Pasco City Council
The City of Pasco functions under a "Council-Manager" system of government, as prescribed by Chapter 35.18 of the Revised Code of Washington. In this governance framework, the seven Councilmembers constitute the elected governing body of the City. These Councilmembers are charged with the appointment and oversight of the City Manager, who manages the daily operations of the City.
- Pasco Municipal Code Title 2 covers the duties and compensation of the City Council.
- The Council sets goals every two years; learn about the City Council goals for 2022-2023.
Six Councilmembers are each responsible for and elected by a specific district within the City, while one Councilmember holds an "At Large" position, elected by residents from all areas. Every two years, or in the event of a vacancy, the Council elects from among its members to serve as Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem. For a visual representation of the individual districts, you can view City District maps here.
- Mayor Pete Serrano, District 4
- Mayor Pro-Tem David Milne, District 5
- Councilmember Blanche Barajas, District 1
- Councilmember Charles Grimm, District 2
- Councilmember Leo Perales, District 3
- Councilmember Melissa Blasdel, District 6
- Councilmember Peter Harpster, At Large
The districts and the election system for Council have changed in recent years; read more.
Contact the City Council
The City Council is always open to hearing from community members. They welcome questions, feedback, and ideas from residents. To contact the Council, please view their contact information here.
Please note that the Councilmembers do not have permanent offices within City Hall and balance their Council responsibilities with other professional commitments. As such, they may need some time to respond to inquiries.
The Council appreciates the public's understanding and patience. Every message is important to them, as community engagement is key to shaping the future of Pasco.
Current meeting times, locations, and current agendas are available on our meeting portal.
Past meeting agendas and approved meeting minutes are available on our Records Management Storage System (Laserfiche).
City Council meetings are available to watch live via PSC-TV Channel 191 on Charter/Spectrum Cable in Pasco and Richland, online via streaming video, and on the City’s Facebook page. Previous meetings are available online via Pasco City Television On-Demand and the City's YouTube page.
For more information about the City Council, call the City Manager’s Office at (509) 544-3060.