The governing body of the Town of Hillsborough is the City Council, which establishes the local law and policies through enactment of ordinances and resolutions. The City Council also determines how the town shall obtain and spend funds, appoints members to all advisory municipal activities and represents the town by serving on regional and county committees / boards whose policies may impact the town.
The City Council consists of five members who are elected at-large on a non-partisan basis for a four-year term by the citizens of Hillsborough. Elections are held in November of even-numbered years. The City Council selects one of its members to be Mayor and one to be Vice Mayor, each for a maximum of two one-year terms. The City Council appoints the City Manager and the City Attorney.
On Monday, December 12, 2016, the Town of Hillsborough City Council elected Marie Chuang as Mayor and Shawn Christianson as Vice Mayor. Both Mayor Chuang and Vice Mayor Christianson will serve a maximum of two one-year terms. The Hillsborough City Council also consists of Councilmembers Jess E. (Jay) Benton, Laurence M. May and Alvin L. Royse.
The Councilmembers are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file Statements of Economic Interests with the City Clerk's Office. Copies of the Statements of Economic Interests filed by the elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, CA 95814.
The address of the City Clerk's Office is 1600 Floribunda Avenue, Hillsborough, CA 94010
The Statements of Economic Interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website.