The City of Yoncalla has five elected officials; the Mayor and four City Councilors. The Mayor is elected for a two-year term and the City Councilors are elected for four-year terms. The Mayor and at least half of the Council positions are up for election every two years. The positions are at large.
The City Council is responsible for setting policies with ordinances and resolutions. They adopt an annual budget for the City after recommendation by the Budget Committee. The Mayor oversees council meetings and only votes in the event of a tie.
The City Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Meetings are advertised at the Post Office and City Hall. In addition, special meetings are also advertised in the Cottage Grove Sentinel and on this website.