San Francisco: Municipal Government

The governments of the city and county of San Francisco are consolidated into one unit. San Francisco adopted a mayor-council form of government in 1932, with eleven council members elected at large to four-year terms. The mayor is directly elected to a four-year term but is not a member of the council, which is known as the board of supervisors.

Head Official: Mayor Gavin Newsom (D) (since 2004; current term expires 2008)

Total Number of City Employees: 28,732 (2003)

City Information: City Hall, telephone (415)337-4701