Currently, the Lomita City Council consists of five Council Members who are all elected at-large. This means any eligible voter who lives in Lomita can run for office representing the City at large, and every voter may vote for all five of the City Council Member seats, regardless of where they live in the City. If two Council seats are open, then the two candidates who received the two highest votes won the election. Once elected, the five City Council Members each serve four-year terms of office with a limit of two terms for Mayor.