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P.O. Box 1776, Sebastopol, CA 95473
(707) 823-1153 phone
(707) 823-1135 fax
Hours of Operations
City Hall 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday through Thursday.

General inquiries: info@cityofsebastopol.org

CITY OFFICES

Administrative Services

The Administrative Services (Finance) Department is responsible for the City's financial records including preparation of the annual City budget and ongoing monitoring of City's financial health; prepares and  issues various financial status or informational reports; prepares annual User Fee Schedule updates; completes the annual State Controllers reports; services the City's municipal bond debt; manages two assessment districts; provides Risk Management services; maintains the Fixed Asset inventory for the City; and provides financial support to other departments with their administration and management of various grants and projects.

The department provides financial management for the Water and Sewer enterprise funds by billing, collecting, and rate setting.  

Our department issues business licenses; and processes accounts payables and receivables.   

This department provides payroll services to 100 City employees, and administers employee insurance and benefit programs. The department shares Human Resource functions with the City Manager.

Administrative Services Director: Ana Kwong
7120 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-823-7863
Fax: 707-823-1135

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7 am to 5:30 pm
(Closed during lunch from 12 - 12:30 pm)
Closed on All Fridays, and holidays

Officers:

Ana Kwong
Administrative Services Director
Phone: 707-824-4879
Email: akwong@cityofsebastopol.org

Miko Lim
Accountant/Analyst (Conf)
Phone: 707-823-7863
Email: mlim@cityofsebastopol.org

Vacant
Account Clerk 1
Phone: (707) 823-7863
Email: customerservice@cityofsebastopol.org

Business License

Phone: 707-823-7863
Email: businesslicense@cityofsebastopol.org

Water/Sewer Customer Service

Phone: 707-823-7863
Email: customerservice@cityofsebastopol.org

Building & Safety

  • Building & Construction Inspections
  • Construction Compliance & Plan Review
  • Housing Code Violations

Building Official:
7425 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-823-8597
Email: pmurphy@cityofsebastopol.org
Fax: 707-823-4703

Office Hours:

  1. Open Monday - Thursday 7:00 - 5:30
Closed 12:00-12:30
Closed Fridays
 

Officers:


Building Official
Phone: 707-823-8597

Pattie Murphy
Senior Admin Assistant
Phone: 707-823-8597
Email: pmurphy@cityofsebastopol.org

City Attorney

The City Attorney is responsible for legal advice and representation of the City Council and all city departments. The City Attorney coordinates all legal representation of the City, including outside counsel, if needed. At the direction of the City Council, the City Attorney prepares all ordinances and other legal documents for Council consideration.

City Attorney: Larry McLaughlin
7120 Bodega Avenue
P.O. Box 1776
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-823-1153
Email: lmclaughlin@cityofsebastopol.org
Fax: 707-823-1135

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
(Closed 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm for lunch)

Closed ALL  Fridays.

Officers:

Larry McLaughlin
City Attorney / City Manager
Phone: 707-823-1153
Email: lmclaughlin@cityofsebastopol.org

City Clerk

The City Clerk’s Office Represents the Front Door of City Hall and Is Here to Help Demystify the Government Process and Encourages the Local Community to have a Voice in your Local Government.

The City Clerk serves as Clerk of the Council and maintains all official City records, administers Fair Political Practice and conflict of interest legislation; maintains official City seal; administers municipal elections; serves as an executive assistant to the City Manager and is responsible for providing confidential support to the City Manager, the Council and other City staff. The principal function of this position is to oversee, guide and assist the activities of various Departments and special projects to ensure they are in concert with the policies and goals of the City Manager and City Council; provide administrative guidance to departments to ensure the City’s goals and objectives are achieved in a timely and professional manner; provide the City Manager and City Council with accurate and timely information to support decision-making and policy direction; assist in the overall daily administration, decision-making and policy direction guidance with the City Manager and Council. The City Clerk also serves as a key member of the City’s executive management team, assisting City Council, City Manager, City Department Staff and the public in accomplishing projects, and arranges meetings as required.
Please be advised that, during the closure of City Hall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Clerk has been authorized to accept valid service of process via regular mail pursuant to Section 415.30 of the California Code of Civil Procedure (“CCP”).  During this time the City Clerk has also been authorized to accept service of all valid Civil Subpoenas, issued pursuant to CCP Section 1985 et seq. for the production of business records, via regular mail.  Please mail your documents to City of Sebastopol, 7120 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, CA  95472, ATTN:  City Clerk.

Government Claims made on the City’s General Claim Form with any supporting documentation may be mailed to the City Clerk Department, 7120 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, Ca  95472. Be advised that the City Clerk is only authorized to accept service on behalf of the City of Sebastopol - the City Clerk has no authority to accept service on behalf any other individually named persons or entities.

As required by the Political Reform Act and Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Code of Regulations, the City Clerk Department annually coordinates review of the Conflict of Interest (COI) Designated Filer Resolution. The Code determines which employees, committee members, and consultants make or participate in the making of decisions, which may foreseeably have a material effect on any financial interest, as well as identifies their disclosure category under the Conflict of Interest Code. Designated positions must file Assuming, Annual, and Leaving Office Statements per the Political Reform Act.
 

Assistant City Manager/City Clerk
7120 Bodega Avenue
P.O. Box 1776
Sebastopol, CA 95473
Phone: 707-823-1153
Email: mgourley@cityofsebastopol.org
Fax: 707-823-1135

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
(Closed 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm for lunch)

Closed ALL Fridays.

Officers:

Mary Gourley, MMC
Assistant City Manager/City Clerk
Phone: 707-823-1153
Email: mgourley@cityofsebastopol.org

City Manager

The City Manager is the administrative head of the government of the City and works under the direction and control of the City Council. The City Manager has authority over the City's employees, has the authority to appoint, remove, promote and demote any and all officers and employees of the City. The City Manager shall also keep the Council advised as to the conditions and needs of the City, recommend ordinances for adoption and generally administer the day to day activities of the City.

City Manager: Larry McLaughlin
7120 Bodega Avenue
P.O. Box 1776
Sebastopol, CA 95473
Phone: 707-823-1153
Email: lmclaughlin@cityofsebastopol.org
Fax: 707-823-1135

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
(Closed 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm for lunch)

Closed ALL Fridays.

Officers:

Larry McLaughlin
City Attorney / City Manager
Phone: 707-823-1153
Email: lmclaughlin@cityofsebastopol.org

Engineering Division

Henry Mikus, Engineering Manager
714 Johnson Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-823-2151
Email: hmikus@cityofsebastopol.org
Fax: 707-823-4721

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Closed 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. for lunch

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Officers:

Joseph G. Gaffney, RCE
City Engineer Consultant
Email: j_gaffney@comcast.net

Reyna Ramirez
Management Analyst
Phone: 707-823-2151
Email: rramirez@cityofsebastopol.org

Fire

  • Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Alarms
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Fire Inspection & Plan Review
  • Fire Prevention & Safety
  • First Aid & CPR Classes

Fire Chief: Bill Braga
7425 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-823-8061
Email: bbraga@cityofsebastopol.org
Fax: 707-823-4703

Office Hours: Open Monday - Thursday 7:00 - 5:30
Closed 12:00-12:30
Closed Fridays











 

Officers:

Alex Roa
Fire Engineer
Phone: 707-823-8061
Email: aroa@cityofsebastopol.org

Bill Braga
Fire Chief
Phone: 707-823-8061
Email: bbraga@cityofsebastopol.org

Planning

  • General Plan Questions
  • Land Use Permits & Applications (tree removal, granny units, signs)
  • Zoning of Property

Planning Director: Kari Svanstrom
7120 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-823-6167
Email: ksvanstrom@cityofsebastopol.org
Fax: 707-823-1135

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
(Closed 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm for lunch)

Closed ALL Fridays.

Officers:

Kari Svanstrom
Planning Director
Phone: 707-823-6167
Email: ksvanstrom@cityofsebastopol.org

Alan Montes
Associate Planner
Phone: 707-823-6167
Email: amontes@cityofsebastopol.org

Rebecca Mansour
Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: 707-823-6167
Email: rmansour@cityofsebastopol.org

Police (Non-Emergency)

  • Animal Licensing / Lost & Found
  • Crime Reports, After the Fact
  • Noise Complaints
  • Parking Violations

Interim Chief of Police: Donald Mort
6850 Laguna Park Way
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-829-4400
Email: dmort@sebpd.com
Fax: 707-829-0967

Office Hours:

Front lobby open 24 hours a day.

Officers:

Public Works Department

  • Parks Maintenance
  • Potholes & Street Maintenance
  • Sewer & Water Systems
  • Street Lights

Dante Del Prete, Public Works Superintendent
714 Johnson Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-823-5331
Email: ddelprete@cityofsebastopol.org
Fax: 707-823-4721

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Closed 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. for lunch

Should you have a need to contact the Public Works Department after hours (evening and weekends), please call the Sebastopol Police Department at 707-829-4400. The Public Works Department maintains standby staff to respond to after-hours events.

Officers:

Nathan Sutton
Assistant Public Works Superintendent
Phone: 707-823-5331
Email: nsutton@cityofsebastopol.org

Reyna Ramirez
Management Analyst
Phone: 707-823-5331
Email: rramirez@cityofsebastopol.org