Find Contra Costa County California mayors. Mayor's offices provide information on government agencies, legislation, councils, managers, boards, elections, deputy mayors, and local, state and federal politics.
Concord City Mayor 1950 Parkside Drive Concord CA 94519 925-671-3158
Pleasant Hill Mayor 100 Gregory Lane Pleasant Hill CA 94523 925-671-5270
Richmond Mayor 1401 Marina Way South Richmond CA 94804 510-620-6503
Walnut Creek Mayor 1666 North Main Street Walnut Creek CA 94596 925-256-3504
Aside from residency and age requirements, most local charters do not require any specific education or experience for the position of Mayor. Most Mayors have some prior experience as an elected or other government official, or have been involved in some form of public service. Mayors typically benefit from political and consensus building skills. In a Mayor-Council form of government, management and policy development experience are particularly advantageous.
The Mayor may initiate or propose ordinances and other local laws, but the adoption of these measures is a legislative responsibility. The city or town council, or other legislative body, has the authority to adopt local legislation. Depending on the form of government, the Mayor may or may not have a vote in the legislative body.
The Mayor's term of office is determined by local charter. In most municipalities, the Mayor serves a two-year or four-year term.