- Your Government
Ceres was incorporated as a General Law City on February 25, 1918. Ceres is a full service City providing police, emergency services, parks and recreation, street maintenance, water distribution, wastewater collection, and general government services. The City has a City Council/City Manager form of local government. General Municipal elections are held on the first Tuesday of November in even-numbered years. The Mayor is elected at-large by the entire City for a four year term. Council members are elected by district, by the residents within their respective district, for four-year overlapping terms. The City Council serves as the legislative policy making body.
Agendas & Minutes
Access easily searchable meeting agendas and minutes for various boards, commissions, and committees.
Boards & Commissions
The City offers numerous opportunities for citizen participation and involvement through various commissions and committees.
The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council to provide legal assistance concerning city operations and procedures and to represent the City in litigation.
The City Clerk is the official record keeper of the City Council and Redevelopment Agency legislative actions, documents and records.
The City Council serves as the legislative policy making body for the City of Ceres.
The City Manager is the administrative head of the municipal government. The City Manager sets goals and provides administrative direction for all City departments in accordance with the policies established by the City Council.
City Motto & Seal
When looking at the City Seal one cannot help but notice the motto "Together We Achieve." In thinking about these words it becomes apparent that they can and should be more than a slogan. These words have the potential to be a dynamic statement of empowerment and commitment.
The City Treasurer is a part-time, elected official whose primary responsibilities are investing the City's idle cash, preparing annual investment policy updates, and approving the City's Bank Reconciliations.
City Municipal Code
View City of Ceres codes, ordinances, and plans.
Learn more about the departments and staff who serve the City of Ceres.