The City Council is composed of seven members elected from the seven wards of the City on a nonpartisan basis to serve overlapping four-year terms. The Mayor is elected at-large to serve a four-year term as presiding officer at City Council meetings and as the official head of the City for legislative and ceremonial purposes.
The City Councilmembers 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, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's office is 1600 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. The Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700) for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at http://www.fppc.ca.gov/