City Council of Half Moon Bay

2017 City Council

View the Mayor's State of the City Address (originally presented on December 6, 2017)

The City Council of Half Moon Bay is the City’s governing body, and consists of five elected members. The Council sets priorities and policies, makes final decisions on all major City matters, adopts ordinances and resolutions, appoints the City Manager and City Attorney, and approves the annual budget.

City Council members are elected at-large to four-year, overlapping terms. There are no term limits in Half Moon Bay. The City Council selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and one to serve as Vice Mayor, on an annual basis.

The Half Moon Bay City Council typically meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month starting at 7 pm at the Ted Adcock Community Center, 535 Kelly Avenue. 

Meetings and Agendas

The City Council typically meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at 7 pm, at Ted Adcock Community Center, 535 Kelly Avenue. City Council meeting schedule, agendas, minutes, and videos are available online. Planning on attending a City Council Meeting? Please visit our "Commenting at a City Council Meeting" information page.

Strategic Elements

The City Council develops Strategic Elements to help focus the City’s actions and work plans on its key priorities. The Strategic Elements are aimed at providing high quality public services and facilities in a fiscally sustainable, responsive, and friendly manner, which fosters a safe, healthy, and thriving community. 

  1. Debbie Ruddock

    Mayor
    Phone: 650-726-8250

  2. Deborah Penrose

    Vice Mayor
    Phone: 650-726-8250

  3. Harvey Rarback

    Council Member
    Phone: 650-726-8250

  4. Adam Eisen

    Council Member
    Phone: 650-726-8250

  5. Rick Kowalczyk

    Council Member
    Phone: 650-726-8250