Mayor & City Council

Karla Brown


Valerie Arkin


Jack Balch

Vice Mayor

Jeff Nibert


Julie Testa



The City Council, comprised of the Mayor and four City Councilmembers, is the governing body of the city, with all the regulatory and corporate powers of a municipal corporation provided under California State Law. In general, the Council supervises the operations of the City government by establishing policies and programs and appropriating funds for each service function. 

Pleasanton has a district-based election system, each district has one Councilmember who resides in the district and who is just chosen by the electors residing in that district. The office of Mayor remains elected at-large by all voters. Councilmembers are elected for a term of four-years, and the Mayor is elected to a term of two-years. A Vice Mayor is selected by the Mayor each calendar year. The Mayor and Council are subject to term limits of eight years.

The City Council holds regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chamber at 200 Old Bernal Avenue. Council meetings are open to the public, and your comments are always welcome. 

Contact Mayor and City Council at (925) 931-5001  or 

Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700)

Members of the City Council and certain appointed officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 are required to file statements of economic interests (Form 700) with the City Clerk. Copies of the statements filed by the following may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The Office of the City Clerk is located at 123 Main Street, California 94566. The FPPC is located at 1102 Q Street, Suite 3000, Sacramento, California 95811. Statements of economic interests may be available in electronic format on the FPPC Website

Filers: Mayor Karla Brown, Councilmember Valerie Arkin, Councilmember Jack Balch, Councilmember Jeff Nibert,  Councilmember Julie Testa, City Manager Gerry Beaudin, City Attorney Daniel Sodergren, Finance Director Susan Hsieh, Planning Commissioner Brandon Pace, Planning Commissioner Matthew Gaidos, Planning Commissioner Ken Morgan, Planning Commissioner Vivek Mohan, Planning Commission alternate member Anurag Jain.