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.


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:

  • Fort Bragg Town Hall
    363 N. Main St. (corner of Main and Laurel Streets)
    Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Agendas & Minutes

The 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, email the City Clerk. For archived videos of City Council meetings prior to March 2015, email 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.

Tools of Civility

On September 25, 2017, the City Council adopted Resolution 4035-2017 regarding Tools of Civility to enhance public debate. View the Nine Tools of Civility (PDF). Read Resolution 4035-2017 (PDF).

Guidelines for Public Comments

The City Council follows these guidelines for receiving Public Comment: Public Comment Guidelines. Click here to view instructions on how to use the eComment feature to leave online public comments on agenda items.