Acting as the governing body of South San Francisco
Establishing local law and policies through the enactment of ordinances and resolutions
Determining how the City shall obtain and spend funds
Appointing members to advisory municipal activities
Representing the City by serving on regional and County committees and boards whose policies may affect South San Francisco
Five members are elected to four-year Council terms. Elections are held in odd-numbered years. Three members are elected together, and the other two are elected in the next election. The Mayor and Vice Mayor are selected by the Council from its members in non-election years. During election years, the Mayor and Vice Mayor are selected after election results have been tabulated.
The Council also directs the City Manager and sits as the Successor Agency Board of Directors.