The City is governed by a five member Council. The Mayor and members of the Council are elected at large to four-year terms on an overlapping basis. The Council is responsible for representing the residents of Martinez; providing policy and programmatic direction to the City Manager and organization; and ensuring accountability through implementation of policies responsive to the community’s needs.
The City adopts a two-year budget every other year which serves as the financial guide for all municipal operations and reflects the goals of the Mayor and Council. The total operational budgets for Fiscal 2015-16 and 2016-17 are approximately $48M and $40M, respectively.
The Council’s key priorities for the 2015-17 Budget include: