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City Government

Incorporated on November 22, 1957, Pacifica has since operated as a municipality governed by a five-member city council where the position of mayor rotates through the councilmembers each year.

Additionally, a city manager, city clerk and city attorney provide support to the city council and are instrumental in putting into practice ordinances adopted by the city council. Department heads also work closely with the city council to see that city measures are implemented by appropriate city departments.

Members of the community are appointed to serve on a variety of commissions and committees to focus on key issues within Pacifica and to then provide feedback, recommendations and support to the council on those issues.