The City Council makes decisions about how the city operates and develops. The City Council relies on appointed committees, commissions and boards to provide context and recommendations for specific issues. The City Manager carries out the City Council decisions and runs the day to day work of the City. All departments report to the City Manager except the City Attorney and the City Clerk who report directly to the City Council.

City Council

City Manager

City Clerk

Committees, Commissions, Boards

Departments & Divisions

Petaluma City staff are divided into departments and divisions that oversee public safety, streets and utilities, development and administration. While each department is charged with its own mission, the team works together to deliver essential services to the community seamlessly.

City Attorney

Community Development

Economic Development



Human Resources

Information Technology

Parks & Recreation


Public Works & Utilities

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