Regular Council Meetings
- 7 p.m.
- 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month
- Hanford Civic Auditorium
400 N Douty Street
Hanford, CA 93230
A business requiring city council action is listed on the council's regular meeting agenda. Because of the large number and variety of matters receiving consideration, the agenda is prepared in advance of the council meeting. Official council actions and formal votes are conducted at regular council meetings.
Council Study Sessions
The Hanford City Council holds regular study sessions to learn more about issues facing the city. At Study Session, Council typically conducts more informal and in-depth discussion of specific issues.
Study sessions are considered Special meetings for the purpose of the Brown Act and therefore Public Comment during those sessions is limited to items on the agenda and the Mayor may choose to accept comments during each agenda item. Council may provide formal direction at the conclusion of Study Session agenda items.
Travis PadenDistrict A Council Member & Mayor
Kalish MorrowDistrict B Council Member
Diane SharpDistrict C Council Member
Lou MartinezDistrict D Council Member
Mark KairisDistrict E Council Member & Vice Mayor
Members of the Hanford City Council are selected directly by the electorate to serve as the policy-making board of the city. The city council is comprised of five members elected by district and serve 4-year staggered terms. Each year the city council members select a mayor and vice-mayor from amongst themselves.
The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above-elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk.
The physical address of the FPPC is:
428 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
The physical address of the City Clerk's office is:
319 N Douty Street
Hanford, CA 93230
The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website.
View a copy of Hanford's District Map (PDF).