Town Council

San Anselmo operates under a Town Council – Town Manager form of government. Under this form of government, the San Anselmo Town Council is the legislative body responsible for setting town policy and adopting the town budget.

Policy regarding reimbursement of expenses for the use of public resources by elected officials

Election of Members:

Five council members are elected at large by the San Anselmo electorate for four-year terms. Elections are held in odd-numbered years, with three council members elected in one cycle and two in the alternate cycle. Annually, the five council members elect a mayor and vice mayor. Council members are paid a monthly stipend of $300. They receive no other benefits from the Town.

Compensation for Town Council - CA State Controller Office

Compensation of Town Council - Municipal Code: 2-1.02


  • 7:00 pm
  • Town Council meets regularly on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month
  • Town Council Meetings are held in person and are also available to the public via Zoom. Please CLICK HERE to access Town of San Anselmo agendas including links to the meetings via ZOOM

Resolution 3853: Submissions for Town Council Meetings

Current Town Councilmembers

Current Term
Year Elected
Steve Burdo, Mayor
November 2022 - November 2026
2022 reelected
Eileen Burke, Vice Mayor
November 2020 - November 2024 2020
Brian Colbert
November 2020 - November 2024 2017
2020 reelected
Alexis Fineman
November 2020 - November 2024 2019 Appointment
2020 Elected
Tarrell Kullaway
November 2022 - November 2026 2022

Terms of Office for Elected Officials:

At its regular meeting of March 14, 2017, the San Anselmo Town Council adopted Ordinance No. 1116, which moves the Town’s municipal elections from November of odd-numbered years to November of even-numbered years.  The change will be phased in by electing Town officers for 3-year terms during the next two election cycles and returning to 4-year terms in the November 2020 election. Accordingly, Town Council members, the Town Clerk and the Town Treasurer elected in the general municipal elections on November 5, 2019, will serve 3-year terms.

As required by state law, the Marin County Board of Supervisors approved the Town’s change of election date at its meeting of April 25, 2017.  (Cal. Elect. Code § 10403.5).

March 14, 2017 Staff Report 

Town Council Committee Assignments

Councilmembers serve as representatives on a variety of regional and Marin County Boards, Committees and Commissions, as well as Town of San Anselmo Committees and Commissions.  Each year the Council reviews appointments for adjustments and changes.

2023 Council Appointments can be found: HERE

Form 806

Statements of Economic Interest:

The five Town Council members are identified in Section 87200 CGC as filers of statements of economic interests. Copies of these statements of economic interests may be obtained by visiting the office of the Fair Political Practices Commission (1102 Q Street, Suite 3000, Sacramento, CA 95811) or the office of the Town Clerk (525 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960). Statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in an electronic format on the Commission's Internet Web site for Forms 700 Filed after September 1, 2016 click here.

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