Town Council


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. Councilmembers are paid a monthly stipend of $300. They receive no other benefits from the Town.

Compensation for Town Council 

Terms of Office for Officials Elected in the November 7, 2017 & November 5, 2019 Elections

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 7, 2017, and 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 

Council Member
Current Term On Council Since
Ford Greene, Mayor
November 2019 - November 2022

Brian Colbert, Vice Mayor

November 2017 - November 2020


John Wright

November 2017 - November 2020


Alexis Fineman
Until November 2020 2019 - Appointment
Steve Burdo
November 2019 - November 2022


E-mail all five Councilmembers


  • 7:00 pm
  • Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month
  • Town Council Chambers, 525 San Anselmo Ave.

The Town Council meets regularly on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

 2020 Meeting Schedule  
 January 14 and 28
  July 28
 February 11 and 25
  August 25
 March 10 and 24
  September 8 and 22 
 April 14 and 28
 October 13 and 27 
 May 12 and 26
 November 10 and 24
 June 9 and 23
 December 8

View Meeting Packets from Town Council meetings.

Listen to audio recordings of Town Council meetings.

View historical Minutes from Town Council meetings.

Submissions for Town Council Meetings
Compensation of Town Council
Form 806


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

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 (428 J St., Ste, 620, Sacramento, CA 95814) 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.