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City Council

Clayton City Council

Mayor Peter Cloven, Vice Mayor Holly Tillman, Councilmember Jim Diaz, Councilmember Jeff Wan, Councilmember Carl “CW” Wolfe

The City Council is the elected policy-making body for the City of Clayton. It is comprised of five members elected at-large who serve four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor is selected annually by the City Council from among its members. The City Council serves as the Board of Directors for the Successor Agency for the Clayton Redevelopment Agency, the Clayton Financing Authority and the Geological Hazard Abatement District. Council members represent the City on the governing boards of numerous Joint Powers Authorities.

City Council meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month in Hoyer Hall, Clayton Community Library, 6125 Clayton Road. City Council meetings are played back on Comcast Channel 26 on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays at Noon following the City Council meetings.
You may contact the City Council through e-mail (just click on their name); voice mail or by mailing correspondence to City Hall, 6000 Heritage Trail, Clayton, CA 94517.

Councilmember Title Term Ends Contact Number
Peter Cloven Mayor Term expires November 2024 VM (925) 673-7320
Holly Tillman Vice Mayor Term expires November 2024 VM (925) 673-7321
Jim Diaz Councilmember Term expires November 2024 VM (925) 673-7316
Jeff Wan Councilmember Term expires November 2022 VM (925) 673-7323
Carl Wolfe Councilmember Term expires November 2022 VM (925) 673-7324

The City Council appreciates hearing from citizens. Thank you in advance for your comment and concern.

When you email the City Council, under California law your email constitutes a public record. Unless you wish others to potentially obtain private information about you, please do not include any private information in your correspondence to the City Council that you do not wish revealed to the general public (such as your phone number, home address, or minor children’s names).

However, in order for the City Council or City staff to respond to your interest or concern, you must include sufficient information for us to reply or contact you.


City Council FY2021/22 Priority Areas

On March 22, 2021, the City Council met to discuss priority areas for the upcoming budget year.  The Council discussed priorities in the following areas:

  • Land Use and Housing
  • Public Safety
  • Financial Stability
  • Quality of Life
  • Good Governance

On April 20, 2021, the City Council adopted priorities in each of the areas listed above.  The full report to the City Council and the adopted priorities can be found here. (AdoptedFY22PriorityAreas)

Proclamation Request

To have a proclamation considered for issuance by the Mayor, please send the desired text of the proclamation to the City Clerk at 6000 Heritage Trail, 3rd Floor, Clayton, CA 94517 or by e-mail to:

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Clayton Financing Authority

The Clayton Finance Authority was established on December 4, 1990 and the City Council sits as its Board of Directors. The City Council sits as the Board of Directors for the Clayton Financing Authority.

The Authority shall have the power to do each of the following:

  • Finance and refinance, through the issuance of bonds of other instruments of indebtedness, Public Capital Improvements and Working Capital and other costs as permitted by the JPA Law and the Bond Pooling Act;
  • Purchase and sell Obligations;
  • Incur debts, liabilities, and obligations;
  • Acquire, hold or dispose of real and personal property;
  • Receive contributions and donations of property, funds, services, and other forms of assistance from any source;
  • Sue and be sued in its own name;
  • Employ agents and employees;
  • Acquire, construct, rehabilitate, remodel, install, manage or operate buildings, works, or improvements;
  • Lease real and personal property (including that of a Member of Local Agency) as lessor and as lessee;
  • Receive, collect and disburse monies;
  • Invest money in the treasury of the Authority in the same manner and on the same conditions as local agencies pursuant to Government Code Section 53601 and;
  • Exercise all other powers necessary and proper to carry out the provisions of this Agreement.