Town Council


Fairfax Town Council
142 Bolinas Road
Fairfax, CA 94930

Council-Manager Government

The Fairfax Town Council consists of five members, who are elected at large by Fairfax residents for four-year terms. Elections are held every two years, with three council members elected in one cycle and two in the alternate cycle.

The Town operates under a Town Council-Town Manager form of government.  Under this form of government, the Town Council is the legislative body responsible for setting Town policy, including the adoption of ordinances, land use regulations, and the annual Town Operating and Capital Improvement Budget.  The Council appoints the Town Manager and the Town Attorney, as well as members of Town commissions, boards, and advisory committees.

The roles of mayor and vice mayor are rotated among the council members, and are largely ceremonial. Each December, the five council members select a mayor and vice mayor from their ranks to serve for one year.


Barbara Coler Mayor/Council Member Email
Bruce Ackerman Council Member Email
Chance Cutrano Council Member Email
Lisel Blash Vice Mayor/ Council Member Email
Stephanie Hellman Council Member Email
Town Council Fairfax Town Council Email

Annual Goals

Council Goals for Fiscal Year 2023-24 (not necessarily in order of priority)

  • Housing Element/Inclusionary Zoning/Re-Zoning/Objective Design & Development Standards (“ODDs”)
  • Pavement Management 5-year plan
  • Staff Recruitment & Retention
  • Bridges Plan
  • Storm Drain Infrastructure
  • Tenant Protection Revisions, Including Housing Providers

Regular Town Council meetings


  • January 24, 2024
  • February 7, 2024
  • March 6, 2024
  • April 3, 2024
  • May 1, 2024
  • June 5, 2024
  • July 17, 2024 (Note: this is the 2nd Wednesday)
  • August 7, 2024
  • September 4, 2024
  • October 16, 2024
  • November 6, 2024
  • December 4, 2024


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