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Gilroy, California is a charter city operating under the guidance of an elected City Council consisting of 7 members.
Boards, Commissions & Committees
Learn about Gilroy’s 13 community advisory bodies—and how you can get involved! Agendas, Minutes & Video of Council & Planning
Agendas & Minutes of Boards, Commissions & Committees
The City Administrator serves as the chief executive officer for the City and head of the administrative branch of the city government.
The City Clerk serves as a liaison between the public and the City Council and administers democratic processes such as elections, local legislative actions, and public access to city records.
Meet the members of your City Council, view agendas and minutes, and watch meetings LIVE or on video recording.
Search for a variety of information in one place including city documents and contracts, meeting minutes, ordinances and resolutions, election records, FPPC filings, and more. The City of Gilroy is committed to transparency and keeping the public informed of city business.
Departments and Divisions
Building & Safety
The Building & Safety Division ensures that new and existing buildings and structures are safe and suitable for their intended uses through building permits, plan checks, and building inspections.
The Code Enforcement team is responsible for enforcing land use-related concerns throughout the city limits (including abandoned or blighted buildings, illegal tree removal, and other concerns).
Communication & Engagement
The Communication & Engagement team coordinates all City communications, public outreach, and media relations.
The Community Development Department works with the public, developers, and non-profits to promote safe, attractive, and sustainable development that enhances the quality of life in our community.
Gilroy’s Economic Development staff works in partnership with the business community, driving economic growth through innovation and opportunity.
Environmental Programs help protect the environment and our quality of life through energy conservation, household hazardous waste disposal, recycling & garbage, and clean water programs.
The Finance Department provides financial information to City management, the City Council and the public, and administers the City's assets in a prudent and responsible manner.
The Fire Department protects the safety of Gilroy residents and businesses by responding to structural and wild fires as well as motor vehicle accidents, medical calls, search and rescue, and other critical emergencies.
Housing & Community Development
Housing and Community Development administers community, state and federal funding programs that benefit low- and moderate-income individuals or neighborhoods through services and capital projects.
The Human Resources Department manages services and programs in recruitment, employee benefits, labor relations, workers compensation, risk management, training, and development.
The Planning Division promotes sustainable development and encourages quality design and livability of residential neighborhoods, commercial areas and industrial zones within the city's urban sphere.
The men and women of the Gilroy Police Department are dedicated to courageously ensuring the safety of our community.
Public Works designs, builds and maintains Gilroy’s water, wastewater, storm drain, street, sidewalk, park, landscape, urban forest and related infrastructure and manages various City facilities and the entire fleet.
The Recreation Division offers a variety of activities, classes and events for the whole family to enjoy and also oversees park and facility reservations and volunteer services.