The Town Council acts as the governing body of the town, with all the regulatory and corporate powers of a municipal corporation provided under California state law. In general, it directs the operation of the town government by establishing town policies and programs.
Town Council Members are elected by the electorate of the town for a 4-year term. The members are elected on a staggered-term basis. Elections will be held in June of even-numbered years beginning in June, 2018. The Mayor and Vice Mayor are chosen by the Council for a 1-year term, with the reorganization occurring annually in July. In order to adjust the annual reorganization to the new election schedule, the Town Council, at its December 19, 2017 meeting, selected Carla Condon to serve as Mayor and Diane Furst to serve as Vice Mayor for a period of six months, with another reorganization expected to take place at the first meeting in July, 2018, following the certification of the results of the June 5, 2018 election.