The City Clerk’s Office represents the “front door” of City Hall and Is here to help demystify the government process . The City Clerk’s office encourages community members to have a voice in local government.
The City Clerk’s role includes coordination of local ballot measures and City Council elections with the County Registrar of Voters, compliance with state campaign reporting and conflict of interest laws, and overall records keeping of the City.
The City Clerk serves as Clerk of the Council and maintains all official City records, administers Fair Political Practice and conflict of interest legislation; maintains official City seal; administers municipal elections; serves as an executive assistant to the City Manager and is responsible for providing confidential support to the City Manager, the Council and other City staff. The principal function of this position is to oversee, guide and assist the activities of various Departments and special projects to ensure they are in concert with the policies and goals of the City Manager and City Council; provide administrative guidance to departments to ensure the City’s goals and objectives are achieved in a timely and professional manner; provide the City Manager and City Council with accurate and timely information to support decision-making and policy direction; assist in the overall daily administration, decision-making and policy direction guidance with the City Manager and Council. The City Clerk also serves as a key member of the City’s executive management team, assisting City Council, City Manager, City Department Staff and the public in accomplishing projects, and arranges meetings as required.
How do I find out which items are coming up on City Council meeting agendas?
Who may attend a City Council meeting?
City Council meetings are open to the public. For those who cannot attend in person, City Council meetings are broadcast live and archived on livestream.
How do I contact members of the City Council?
Council members can be contacted directly. See the council members page for more information.
How is Sebastopol governed?
The City of Sebastopol is governed with a “Council-Manager” system that combines the policy leadership of elected officials in the form of a city council with the managerial expertise of an appointed city manager.
Some characteristics of this system are:
- City council oversees the general administration, makes policy, sets budget
- Council appoints a professional city manager to carry out day-to-day administrative operations
- The mayor is chosen from among the council on a rotating basis
Who is the mayor of Sebastopol?
Neysa Hinton is the mayor of Sebastopol.
Neysa Hinton’s term expires in December 2024.
Who is on the City Council?
In addition to Mayor Neysa Hinton (term expires December 2024), the Sebastopol City Council consists of Vice Mayor Diana Gardner Rich (term expires December 2024) and Councilmembers Sandra Maurer (term expires December 2026), Jill McLewis (term expires December 2026), and Stephen Zollman (term expires December 2026).
How do I find out about city related meetings?
When and where are City Council meetings held?
City Council meetings are generally held the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Sebastopol Youth Annex (425 Morris Street), and begin at 6pm. Check the council meetings page for the most up to date information and possible time or venue changes as well as archives of previous meetings.
Where can I find the City’s Calendars and Events?
What are the business hours for City Hall?
City Hall is available Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (closed 12-12:30 p.m. for lunch). City Hall is open to the public Monday to Thursday between 7:30 a.m. -12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Closed on Fridays. Closed on federal holidays.
Is City Hall open during the lunch hour?
No. Office business hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and All City Offices are Closed on Fridays. City Offices are closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm Monday to Thursdays.
Where is City Hall located?
City Hall is located at 7120 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, California, between North Main Street and North High Street. It is one block west of Main Street in downtown Sebastopol and adjacent to the Sebastopol Library.
How do I contact the City?
Where can I find the Sebastopol Municipal Code (General Ordinances)?
How do I advertise my business on your website?
Advertisements are not accepted on the City of Sebastopol website.
Where do I get a birth, death, or marriage certificate?
Birth, death and marriage certificates are issued by the Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder.
How do I obtain a copy of: Birth, Death, Marriage or Divorce records?
How do I obtain property ownership information?
Property records are managed by the Sonoma County’s Assessor’s Office. http://www.sonoma-county.org/assessor/
What is the California Public Records Act?
The California Public Records Act (CPRA) requires state and local government agencies to give the public access to information found in public records.