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City of Fresno Mayor

Fresno is a charter city operating under a strong mayor form of government. The Mayor is elected at- large as the Chief Executive Officer of the City on a non-partisan basis for a four-year term and may serve up to two terms. The executive power of the City shall be vested in the office of the Mayor, who has the power to veto legislative and budgetary actions of the City Council.

The Mayor is responsible for providing leadership and taking issues to the people and marshaling public interest in and support for municipal activity. The Mayor is responsible for the proper and efficient administration of all affairs of the City.

Fresno City Council

There are seven City Council Members elected by district for four-year staggered terms (also on a non-partisan basis and for up to two terms) and rotate serving one-year terms as Council President. The City Council is the legislative body, their powers and duties are subject to the Brown Act and include the consideration of land use decisions, and other actions taken by ordinance, resolution, etc. at publicly noticed City Council Meetings. 

Tyler Maxwell

Councilmember
President
District 4

Annalisa Perea

Councilmember
Vice President
District 1

Mike Karbassi

Councilmember
District 2

Miguel Arias

Councilmember
District 3

Luis Chavez

Councilmember
District 5

Garry Bredefeld

Councilmember
District 6

Nelson Esparza

Councilmember
District 7

Appointed Officials

The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and responsible for appointing department heads.  With respect to the City Controller, the City Manager appoints this position which is confirmed by the City Council. The City Council appoints the City Attorney and the City Clerk.

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