City Clerk
Phone   (805) 388-5397  
Fax  (805) 388-5318  


General Municipal Elections are held the first Tuesday, following the first Monday, in November of even numbered years. General municipal elections are for the election of Councilmembers and for other purposes as the City Council may prescribe. The California Elections Code establishes the procedures for conducting municipal elections. The City Clerk’s department administers the City’s municipal elections. 

City Council members serve four-year terms of office and are subject to Term Limits. In 2019, the City Council transitioned to Districts.  Click this link for information regarding the transition to Districts (District Elections) or the Adopted District Map. The Council terms are staggered so that three terms (Districts 1, 2 and 5) expire in 2022 and two terms (Districts 3 and 4) expire in 2024.


Every ten years, local governments use new data from the Census to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. State law requires cities to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and doing public outreach, including to underrepresented and non-English-speaking communities. The City Council is responsible for adopting district boundaries based on U.S. Census data and input from the public. The final district map created through this process will determine council district boundaries for the next 10 years.  There are many ways to participate in redistricting and we invite you to get involved!  Please visit the Redistricting page.

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For additional information, please contact the City Clerk's office at (805) 388-5353.