Councilmembers

Todd LandsTodd Lands

Mayor

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Term Expiration: Dec 2024 

Gus WolterGus Wolter

Vice Mayor

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Term Expiration: Dec 2022 

Melanie BagbyMelanie Bagby

Councilmember

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Term Expiration: Dec 2024

Marta CruzMarta Cruz

Councilmember

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Term Expiration: Dec 2022

Joe PallaJoe Palla

Councilmember

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Term Expiration: Dec 2022

Responsibilities

The City Council is comprised of five members each elected at-large, by the voters of Cloverdale, for a four-year term. The Mayor is elected annually by a majority vote of the City Council. The Council sets the policy for the city and adopts an annual budget. Additionally, the City Council sits as the Board of Directors for the Community Development Agency. The Council also appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, and City Clerk as well as members of commissions and sub-committees. Council members also serve on various regional government committees and agencies. 

Meetings

Regular meetings of the City Council are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6 pm at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center located at 209 North Cloverdale Boulevard. Alternate meeting dates are set as needed for those meetings that fall on a holiday. Council meetings are hybrid and the public is welcome to participate virtually via Zoom or in person in all public sessions of the Council. 

Agendas, Minutes, Media

Visit www.cloverdale.net/agendacenter for Agendas, Minutes and Media. Agendas are available at least 72 hours in advance of regularly scheduled City Council meetings and 24 hours in advance of special meetings. Meeting minutes are available upon approval by the Council and media is posted a few days after the meeting. 

Public Participation

City Council welcomes your interest, attendance, and participation at Public Session Meetings. Attendees may join in-person at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center - 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd, virtually at zoom.us/join, or by telephone: 1-(669) 900-6833, both using the Meeting ID listed on the agenda. Regular City Council meetings are also streamed on YouTube via live webcast at cloverdale.net/youtube. Members of the public can provide comment on an agenda item in-person or online via Zoom during the public comment periods. Written comments may be submitted prior to the meeting via email to the City Clerk. Please note, all written comments received are considered public records and subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act. 

Council Contact

Email the entire council: citycouncilmembers@ci.cloverdale.ca.us. Note, the Council may be unable to reply due to provisions of the Brown Act  (§ 5495.2(b)) prohibiting serial meetings and 

Assembly Bill 2151

Beginning January 1, 2021, AB2151 requires local government agencies to post campaign statements and reports on their agency’s website, within 72 hours of each applicable filing deadline, if they are filed in paper format. If the final day of the 72-hour period is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the period is extended to the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday. Before posting, the local filing officer shall redact the street name and building number of the persons or entity representatives listed on any statement, report, or document, or any bank account number required to be disclosed by the filer. Providing a link on the agency’s internet website to the statement, report, or other document satisfies this requirement. The reports and statements must remain on the agency’s website for at least 4 years. 

To view campaign statements submitted for the November 3, 2020, Municipal Election, please visit the 2020 Candidate page
To view campaign statements submitted for the November 8, 2022, Municipal Election, please visit the 2022 Candidate page.
To view campaign statements, Biographies, and Forms, please visit the Previous Councilmembers page.

Government Code Section 87200

Councilmembers are elected officials identified in Government Code Section 87200 and are required to disclose assets and income which may be materially affected by their official actions by filing Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700's) with the City Clerk's Office. The Form 700 provides transparency and ensures accountability in two ways:

  1. It provides necessary information to the public about an official's personal financial interests to ensure that officials are making decisions in the best interest of the public and not enhancing their personal finances
  2. It serves as a reminder to the public official to potential conflicts of interest so the official can abstain from making or participating in governmental decisions that are deemed conflicts of interest. 

Copies of the Form 700's filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or online:

Fair Political Practices Commission
428 J Street, Suite 620
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Cloverdale City Clerk's Office
124 N. Cloverdale Blvd
Cloverdale, CA 95425
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The above information is posted pursuant to Government Code Section 87505