IMPORTANT UPDATE, RED FLAG WARNING & INTERMITTENT POWER OUTAGES:  Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 - 10:20 am - There are NO current emergencies in the City of San Marcos. With high Santa Ana winds and red flag warnings in place through Wednesday, Nov. 14, residents can expect intermittent power outages throughout San Marcos and County of San Diego as SDG&E takes steps to keep communities safe from wildfire. Follow San Diego Gas & Electric and visit for the latest updates. To prepare, San Marcos Fire Department and the County of San Diego are recommending residents take a “Ready, Set, Go!” approach for peak fire season. To learn how you can prepare, visit

San Marcos City Council

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Jim Desmond New
Jim Desmond

Rebecca Jones New
Rebecca Jones
Vice Mayor

Chris Orlando
Chris Orlando
Council Member

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Kristal Jabara
Council Member

 S. Jenkins
Sharon Jenkins
Council Member

City Council Meetings

City Council meetings are held in the Council Chamber at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. 

City Council Agendas 

City Council Mission Statement

The mission of the San Marcos City Council is to provide the best leadership and stewardship of resources entrusted to our care by the citizens and employees of San Marcos. The Council will execute their duties intelligently, respectfully, honestly and with respect for all cultures, religions and races without prejudice.

City Council Vision

Our vision is to continue building the finest city in the region: a city with a vibrant economy; a city that is environmentally sensitive; a city that is aesthetically and architecturally pleasing; and a city that offers diverse employment, cultural, recreational, educational and housing opportunities.

The City Council also sits as the board of directors for the following agencies:

  • California Mobilehome Park Financing Authority
  • Discovery Valley Utility (DVU)
  • Industrial Development Authority (IDA)
  • Mobile Home Rent Review Commission (MHRRC)
  • Public Facilities Authority (PFA)
  • San Marcos Fire Protection District (SMFPD)
  • San Marcos Public Financing Authority (SMPFA)