The Administration Department is comprised of the City
Manager, City Clerk and City Attorney.
Individually and collectively, these individuals strive to
provide professional service and assistance to the City Council,
City Departments, the media and the public. The City Manager
and City Clerk are part of the City’s Management Team along
with the other City Department Heads. It is the
Administration’s goal to carry out the objectives of the
The City of Grass Valley General Municipal Elections are held in
November of even-numbered years. Other special elections may be
called from time to time by the City Council. City Council
Members are elected at large for a four-year term. The Mayor is
selected by the members of the Council. The Council makes
nominations for Mayor from their fellow Council Members and then
a vote is taken. The City Council serves staggered terms,
i.e., two or three seats are open each election cycle. Nomination
papers to seek office are available from the City Clerk’s office
prior to each election.
Public Hearing Notices are posted at City Hall and generally
published in The Union newspaper at least 10 days prior to the
meeting. The notice describes the topic of the hearing, and
the date, time, and location of the meeting.
The purpose of a public hearing is to provide an opportunity for
any member of the public to provide comments (public testimony)
on the noticed item. If you do not wish to speak or are unable to
attend the meeting you can provide 10 copies of your written
comments to the City Clerk prior to the meeting.