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Council / Manager System
The City of Fortuna is a Council / Manager form of government, wherein the Council sets policy and gives direction on all matters concerning the City operations. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out Council policy, directing City staff, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City.

The City Council consists of five members, elected from the City at large, who serve four-year terms. Bi-annually, the City Council appoints a Mayor and a Mayor Pro Tem from its own membership to serve a two-year term. 

The current City Council Members and their email addresses are listed below:

The Mayor and Councilmembers may be contacted as a group here or through the City Clerk’s office at (707) 725-1409.

Mayor's Role
Mayor Long
The Mayor is responsible for presiding over City Council meetings; representing the City Council at various business, social, and ceremonial events; and signing all City ordinances and resolutions. The Mayor Pro Tem performs these duties in the absence of the Mayor.

Duties and Responsibilities
As a legislative body, the City Council is responsible for the enactment of local laws (ordinances), the adoption of the annual City Budget and Capital Improvement Program, and the review and adoption of proposed policies, agreements, contracts, and other City business items.

Council appoints the City Manager and City Attorney, as well as the members of the various boards and commissions.

Statements of Economic Interest
Assembly Bill 1509 (AB1509), of the Political Reform Act requires the following statement be posted on the City website:

The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), or the City Clerk.

The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's office is 621 11th Street, Fortuna, CA 95540.

The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may also be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at

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