416 N. Franklin St.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Ph: 707-961-2823

City Council

Mission Statement

Fort Bragg is a small town with a strong sense of community that seeks to preserve its natural beauty while providing exceptional public facilities and infrastructure, safe streets, and a well-planned framework for sustainable development and prosperity.

City Councilmembers

A five-member City Council provides governance over the City of Fort Bragg's services to a population of approximately 7,250 residents. Each Councilmember is elected at-large and serves a four-year term. The Mayor is elected by the members of the City Council following the seating of new Councilmembers in even-numbered election years, and serves a two-year term. Meetings
The Fort Bragg City Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in City Council meetings, which take place at:

Agendas & Minutes

T he Fort Bragg City Council's agendas, agenda packets, videos and minutes are posted on Legistar InSite. For archived agendas and minutes prior to November 2013, contact the City Clerk. For archived videos of City Council meetings prior to March 2015, contact the City Clerk .

Council Goals
The council identified numerous goals during their last goal-setting workshop. Please follow the links below to read about City Council goals and priorities: Placing Items on Agenda
City Council. A Councilmember may request that an item be considered on a future agenda and, upon agreement of a majority of Council, staff will prepare a staff report if formal Council action is required. Councilmembers may make this request verbally during a meeting or may submit written requests to the Mayor and/or City Manager. Normally, the process involves two steps: initial consideration of the request by the full Council at the soonest possible regularly scheduled meeting; and, if a majority agrees, the matter will be scheduled for further consideration on an upcoming Council or Council Committee agenda.
Members of the Public. A member of the public may request that an item be placed on a future agenda during public comment or through other communication with Councilmembers. If approved by a majority of the Council, the item will be agendized for either a Council or Council Committee agenda.

As items are considered for inclusion on Council and Committee agendas, the City Manager will inform the Council of the potential impacts, if any, that the request will have on established priorities or staff workload.


  1. City Manager

    Learn about Fort Bragg's City Manager

  2. City Clerk

    Learn about the responsibilities of the City Clerk.

  3. Community Development

    Learn about the Community Development Department of Fort Bragg.

  4. Finance & Utility Billing

    Find information regarding the finances of the City of Fort Bragg.

  5. Human Resources

    Learn about the City Human Resources Department.

  6. Police Department

    Find information from the Chief of Police, as well as the rest of the police department.

  7. Public Works

    Read about the Public Works Department

  8. Information Technology

    City of Fort Bragg Information Technology

City Information

Administration & Management
The City of Fort Bragg operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council appoints the City Manager , who appoints other city officials and is charged with overseeing the city's daily operations. Many boards, commissions, and committees assist the City Council and Administration in carrying out various aspects and functions of city government.

City Authority
The City of Fort Bragg is a general law city under California state law and its rights, powers, privileges, authority, and functions are established through the state constitution and the state law.

The City Council
The members of the City Council are elected by the voters to serve overlapping 4 year terms. The Mayor is elected by, and from, the City Council for a 2 year term. The Council sets policy and exercises the legislative authority of the city. By City Ordinance, the Council holds meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of every month, and at such other times as, in the opinion of the Council, the public interest may require.

City Geography
The City of Fort Bragg is located approximately 165 miles north of San Francisco, and 188 miles west of Sacramento. The city occupies 2.7 square miles, 1 / 3 of which is zoned industrial, consisting primarily of property owned and operated by Georgia Pacific Corporation. Fort Bragg is the largest city on the scenic Mendocino coast. The mild climate and picturesque coastline makes the city a popular tourist and recreational area.

City Services
The city provides a wide range of services to its residents including public protection through the Police Department , the construction and maintenance of streets and infrastructure, water service, Community Development , Financial Management , and administrative services. Special Districts, and Joint Power Authorities (JPAs), under the jurisdiction of the city, provide emergency services, fire protection, waste-water treatment, and redevelopment services throughout the City.

Other entities within the city-incorporated area provide services to the city's population, even though the city may not exercise oversight responsibility or fiscal control over such entities. These entities include:




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