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City of Mountain View

About the Council

Mountain View's City Charter established a council/manager form of government. The council is the legislative body of the city. It sets policy and establishes the City's overall priorities and direction.

The seven councilmembers are elected at large for four-year terms that are staggered so that three or four Council seats are filled at the general municipal election in November of every even-numbered year. Service on the Council is limited to two consecutive full terms. Each year in January, the Council elects one of its members as Mayor and another as Vice Mayor.

The City Manager is appointed by the Council and is responsible for the administration of the City business. The City Attorney, City Clerk, and City Auditor are also council appointees. These officers serve at the pleasure of the Council; all other City employees are responsible to the City Manager.

For more information about the City of Mountain View, its organization, and its activities, contact the City Clerk's Office.

“Strong Cities | Strong State” - Mountain View
The City of Mountain View was profiled as part of the ongoing “Strong Cities | Strong State” campaign highlighting local government success stories across California. “Strong Cities | Strong State” is a project of the League of California Cities and the California City Management Foundation (CCMF).
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Beta Test Mountain View's New City Website
The City of Mountain View invites the community to test-drive its new City website and give feedback at Beta.MountainView.gov .
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FY 2012-13 Annual Report
The City of Mountain View's Fiscal Year 2012-13 Annual Report highlights many of the most significant accomplishments of the City during the year.
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