City Council

Al Royse

Mayor Alvin L. Royse
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Public Works Commissioner
Term as Councilmember Expires December 2024

Christine Krolik

Vice Mayor Christine Krolik
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Building & Planning Commissioner
Communications Commissioner
Term as Councilmember Expires December 2024

Marie Chuang

Councilmember Marie Chuang
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Finance Department Commissioner
Alternate Communications Commissioner
Term as Councilmember Expires December 2022


Councilmember Sophie Cole
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Fire Department Commissioner
Term as Councilmember Expires December 2024

Larry May

Councilmember Laurence M. May
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Police Department Commissioner
Term as Councilmember Expires December 2022


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  • Second Monday of each month
  • Zoom Video Conference until further notice
  • Open to the public

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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For additional information, please reference the Town's Guide to City Council Meetings.

Additional Information

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 obtains and spend funds, appoints members to all advisory municipal activities and represents the town by serving on regional and county committees and 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 13, 2021, the City Council selected Alvin L. Royse as Mayor and Christine Krolik as Vice Mayor. Mayor Royse and Vice Mayor Krolik may serve a maximum of two one-year terms. The City Council also includes Councilmembers Marie Chuang, Sophie Cole and Laurence M. May.

Councilmembers are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file Statements of Economic Interests with the City Clerk. Copies of the Statements of Economic Interests filed by the elected officers may be obtained by visiting the office of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) at 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, CA 95814 or the Town of Hillsborough City Clerk at 1600 Floribunda Avenue, Hillsborough. 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.

Town of Hillsborough City Council, Boards, and Committees Values Statement

2022 Councilmember Representatives to Town and Regional Assignments, Community Organizations and Special Projects

Town of Hillsborough Legislative Platform

Councilmember Compensation

Councilmembers receive no direct compensation for serving on the Council. Councilmembers are eligible to receive health insurance coverage while serving on the Council.

Base pay$0.00

Available Benefits* (2022):

*Actual benefit coverage is dependent upon participation in the benefits program, which is voluntary and has been declined by many of the City Council members, as well as the level of enrollment (member only, member +1, member + family). The maximum potential benefit for medical insurance is the Blue Shield family rate – rates shown above are the highest current benefits being paid for participating Council members.