Date of Incorporation: July 15, 1959

Services Provided: Police through a contract with the San Mateo County Sheriff; recreation and parks through a contract with the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside and the YMCA; landscape maintenance, planning and building inspection/safety, streets, storm drains, sewer maintenance, and sewage treatment through a joint power agreement with Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM)

Area: 6.4 square miles

Population: 12,631 (CA Department of Finance 2019)

Sphere of Influence: Boundaries of the City of Half Moon Bay plus the unincorporated communities of El Granada, Miramar, Princeton-by-the-Sea, Montara, and Moss Beach

City Council

The City of Half Moon Bay is governed by a five-member city council elected to four-year terms.

Council Member Term Ending
Deborah Penrose 2022
Deborah Ruddock 2026
Harvey Rarback 2024
Joaquin Jimenez 2024
Robert Brownstone 2022

The city council meets regularly the first and third Tuesday of every month.

All meetings are held at the Ted Adcock Community/Senior Center, 535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019.

Meeting time is 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted in the agenda. Future agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to regular meetings and 24 hours prior to special meetings.

Half Moon Bay
Contact Information
City of Half Moon Bay
City Hall
501 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019Get Directions
Monday - Friday:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday:
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Phone: (650) 726-8280 Fax: (650) 726-8272 Email: