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375 FIFTH STREET
HOLLISTER, CA 95023

PHONE: 831-636-4300
FAX: 831-636-4310

BUSINESS HOURS:
MON-FRI
8:00AM-12:00PM
1:00PM-5:00PM

CLOSED DAILY
12:00PM-1:00PM
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City Government
 

Introduction

The City of Hollister is a General Law City and is governed by a “Council Manager” form of government. The Council, as the legislative body, represents the citizens of Hollister, and is empowered by the Municipal Code to formulate citywide policy, enact local legislation, adopt budgets, and appoint the City Manager and City Attorney.

As of the November 2012 election, the City Council consists of four Council Members who are each elected by voters in his/her district and serve staggered four-year terms.  The Vice Mayor is elected from among themselves every year at the first meeting in January.   The Mayor is elected by all the voters in Hollister for a two year term.  Elections are held in November of even-numbered years.  The City Treasurer is also an elected official of the City. 

The City of Hollister has 124 full-time employees and an operating budget of over $35,000,000.   The City offices are comprised of the following departments: City Manager , City Attorney , City Clerk , Administrative Services ( Finance , Human Resources ) Development Services ( Planning , Building , Code Enforcement , Housing), Engineering , Community Services ( Public Works , Operation and Maintenance , Utilities , Recreation ), Airport , Fire , Police , and Animal Control .