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City Council

COVID-19 Service Modifications

During the current public health crisis, the City of San Rafael remains committed to protecting the health and safety of community members and employees, while also striving to deliver public services to the greatest extent possible. In order to conduct essential business, the San Rafael City Council will be meeting virtually. We are encouraging public participation through three options: 

  1. Watch the meeting live on YouTube and comment in the live chat 
  2. Listen and comment over the phone. Visit this page for dial-in info  
  3. Write to us in advance, and your comments will be shared. 
San Rafael City Council
Photo: Margot Duane

San Rafael has four City Councilmembers and one elected Mayor, elected at-large for four-year terms. Current members include Mayor Gary Phillips, Vice Mayor Kate Colin, Councilmembers Maribeth Bushey, John Gamblin, and Andrew Cuyugan McCullough.

City Council meetings take place the first and third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1400 Fifth Avenue. If Monday is holiday, the meeting occurs the following Tuesday.

The City with a Mission Statement

The mission of the City of San Rafael is to enhance the quality of life and provide for a safe, healthy, prosperous and livable environment in partnership with the community. Our vision for San Rafael is to be a vibrant economic and cultural center reflective of our diversity, with unique and distinct neighborhoods in a beautiful natural environment, sustained by active and informed residents and a responsible innovative local government.

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