General Information





General Information


Date of Election

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Municipal elections in South San Francisco are consolidated with San Mateo County.          



Polls Open

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.



Candidate Eligibility

Citizen of the United States


Registered voter and resident of South San Francisco


18 years of age or older.



Term of Office

Two City Council seats, each a four (4) year term


Term ending November, 2019



Each year in November or December, the City Council rotates the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem from among its members.  The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem each serve a one-year term.



Council Meeting Schedule

City Council meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m., (Successor Agency begins at 6:30 p.m.); but additional meetings are scheduled as needed.  A meeting in August is generally cancelled due to Council hiatus.



Council Meetings

Special meetings may be called at any time by a majority (three members) of the Council regarding specific business that has been stated.



City Council may hold “Closed Sessions” to consider any matter permitted by State law.  Three members of the Council constitute a quorum.



Councilmember Compensation

Compensation is $500 per month; Council members sit as Successor Agency Boardmembers, which receives no compensation.  Health benefits are also covered by the City.