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 March of even-numbered years beginning in March, 2020. The Mayor and Vice Mayor are chosen by the Council for a 1-year term, with the reorganization occurring annually in July. To view the ordinance with details on this change, click here.
Councilmembers receive compensation in the amount of $300 per month, with the Mayor receiving $350 per month. To learn more about Corte Madera's Town Council members, please click their names above. See relevant Municipal Code Section here.
In addition to the stipends found in the Municipal Code, the Mayor and Members of the Town Council have the option to enroll in the Town's medical coverage in the same manner as a full time employee. Should a councilmember wish to enroll, it is at their own expense, with a nominal administrative fee covered by the Town. Mayor and Members of the Town Council are reimbursed for qualifying out-of-pocket expenses pursuant to all adopted policies governing reimbursement of employees.