City Administration Department


Due to the resignation of Councilmember Ramirez, the City is now accepting Letters of Interest for the fulfillment of his remaining 2-year term.  The City will review the letters and discuss the appointment of an eligible citizen of Guadalupe at its December 13th City Council meeting. 

To be considered for this seat, please send a letter of interest to:

Todd Bodem, City Administrator
City of Guadalupe
P.O. Box 908
Guadalupe, CA 93434

or via email to: 

Letters of Interest must be received by the City Administration department no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Admin Department at 805.356.3891.

Who We Are

The Guadalupe City Council consist of a Mayor and four City Council members. Mayor serves for a two-year term and Council members serve a four-year term. Elections are held in the fall of even numbered years on a rotating basis, so three seats are up for election every two years. 

Each City Council member represents the City at large, there are no districts.

The City Council establishes the mission, vision, guiding policy principals and goals. Council also represents the City on the following agencies: Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG), Santa Barbara Air Pollution Control District (APCD), Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA) and Central Coast Community Energy (3C Energy).

The City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Guadalupe Council Chambers, unless otherwise noted. Every meeting is streamed live via YouTube.

The City Clerk is an elected position that serves as the Clerk of the City Council; attends meetings and prepares the minutes.  The City Clerk serves for a four-year term.

The City Administrator is a hired by the City Council and is responsible for the implementation and execution of Council policies, strategic planning, fiscal sustainability. With the exception off the Public Safety Director and the City Attorney, he has oversight of all city department heads.  

Rules and Regulations

The law which guarantees the public’s right to attend and participate in meetings of local legislative bodies is the Ralph M. Brown Act.


REQUIRED NOTICES AND AGENDAS REGULAR MEETINGS: Agenda containing brief general description (approximately twenty words in length) of each matter to be considered or discussed must be posted at least 72 hours prior to meeting.

SPECIAL MEETINGS: Twenty-four hour notice must be provided to members of legislative body and media outlets including brief general description of matters to be considered or discussed.

EMERGENCY MEETINGS: One hour notice in case of work stoppage or crippling activity, except in the case of a dire emergency.


  • Request to Speak Form
  • City Council Meeting Calendar (Coming Soon)

Contact the City Administration Department

Todd Bodem
City Administrator

Amelia M. Villegas
City Clerk

Juana M. Escobar
Administrative Assistant

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 7am – 4:30pm

Phone: (805) 356-3891
Fax: (805) 343-5512