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2020 Sausalito City Council

About the City Council

  • The Sausalito City Council is the community's part-time legislative body, consisting of five members
  • All councilmembers are elected at-large on a non-partisan basis for a four-year term
  • Councilmember terms are staggered, so that a measure of continuity is maintained in the transitions from one Council to the next
  • On an annual basis, the Council elects one of the councilmembers to serve as mayor and one councilmember to serve as vice mayor
  • Nominations for Mayor and Vice Mayor are typically held in December, to serve a one-year term beginning in January
  • A quorum consists of three councilmembers and is the minimum number of councilmembers that must be present to hold a meeting
  • Tom Reilly is serving in Councilmember Jill Hoffman's seat until she returns from active duty with the U.S. Navy

Meetings of the City Council

  • Citizen participation at Council meetings is encouraged
  • Meetings are normally held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. at City Hall in the Council Chambers; however, from time to time the dates are shifted
  • Dates and times of upcoming Council meetings may be found on the City Calendar; the next upcoming meeting will be listed on the Meetings and Agendas page for the Council
  • All regular meetings of the City Council are live streamed, video recorded and broadcast on television

Compensation and Benefits

  • Councilmembers receive $300 per month for their service on the Council
  • Councilmembers do not receive benefits
  • Councilmembers are entitled to reimbursement for their reasonable expenses when attending educational seminars designed to improve City Council members’ skill and information levels
  • Councilmembers may also be reimbursed for participating in regional, state and national organizations whose activities affect the City’s interests (e.g., California League of Cities, Council of Mayors) and for attending City-sponsored events

League of California Cities

  • The City of Sausalito is a member of the League of California Cities, an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities
  • The City of Sausalito pays an annual fee for membership in the League of California Cities

Strategic Planning, Priority Lists, and Goals


  • To send an email message to all of the councilmembers, please use the email address
  • To contact an individual councilmember, please visit the biography page for that councilmember
  • General questions about the City Council, including elections information, may be directed to the Office of the City Clerk at 415-289-4134 or