Date of Incorporation: July 1, 1925

Services Provided: Parks and recreation, police through a contract with the San Mateo County Sheriff, public works, and a senior citizens’ center

Area: 5.5 square miles

Population: 29,864 (CA Department of Finance 2019)

Sphere of Influence: Boundaries of 1984 plus the unincorporated communities of Palomar Park, the Hassler area, and Devonshire

City Council

The City of San Carlos is governed by a five-member city council elected to five-year terms. The mayor and vice mayor are each elected to a one-year term.

Council Member Term Ending
Adam Rak 2026
John Dugan 2024
Pranita Venkatesh 2026
Ron Collins 2024
Sara McDowell 2026

The city council meets regularly the second and fourth Monday of every month.

All meetings are held at the Council Chambers, City Hall, 600 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA 94070.

Meeting time is 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted in the agenda. Future agendas are posted the Thursday prior to the meeting date.

San Carlos
Contact Information
City of San Carlos
City Hall
600 Elm Street
San Carlos, CA 94070Get Directions
Monday - Friday:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
And by appointment. Closed from 12:00 until 13:00
Saturday - Sunday:
Contact Information
General Inquiries: (650) 802-4128 Phone: (650) 802-4228 Fax: (650) 595-6724 Email: