Gonzales is governed by the City Council. The City Council appoints advisory committees and commissions to assist with decisions. You can find the current committees and their members listed below. 

The City Council is accepting applications from interested parties for two (1) open seat to serve for a two (2) year term on the Gonzales Quality of Life Temporary Transactions and Use Tax (TUT) Oversight Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to promote transparency and provide advisory recommendations on the annual spending plan for Measure K revenues to the City Council.

Click on the link below to access the application. Please speak for your community!

Application Deadline is September 4, 2020.

The Advisory Committee advises on the use and budget for the TUT.

  • Lorraine Worthy – Vice-Chair  
  • Anna Mae Gazo – Member  
  • Candice McFarland – Member  
  • Sandro Camacho – Member 
  • Scott Funk – Council Member
  • Kathie Cain – Member
  • Vacant Position (Apply Now)

The City & School Joint Steering Committee finds ways and means to coordinate efforts to improve Gonzales success. 

  • Maria Orozco, Mayor
  • Scott Funk, Mayor Pro-Tem
  • Rene Mendez, City Manager
  • Sonia Jaramillo, School Board Member
  • Jose Lopez, School Board Member
  • Yvette Irvin, Superintendent

The Gonzales Oversight Committee for the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency monitors the successor agency to the RDA.

  • Chris Lopez, Chair
  • Matt Gourley, Vice Chair
  • Scott Funk, Member
  • Rene Mendez, Member
  • Jayanti Addleman, Member
  • Colleen Stanley, Member
  • Benjamin Figueroa, Member

08/13/2019: Planning Commission Vacancy: Deadline to apply is Monday, September 16. For more information, contact Tencia Vargas at 831-675-5000 or hvargas@ci.gonzales.ca.us

The Gonzales Planning Commission advises the City Council on land uses.

It meets on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Chambers.

  • Tim Jackson – Chairperson
  • Gloria Velasquez – Chair Pro Tem
  • Ceasar Ayon – Commissioner
  • Johnathan Bohorquez – Commissioner
  • Myrna Morales - Commissioner

The Gonzales Recreation Commission advises on recreation and parks.

  • Liz Funk – Chairperson 
  • Connie Arellano – Vice-Chair 
  • Carlos Vargas – Commissioner 
  • Celeste Daniel – Commissioner 
  • Luis E Vargas – Commissioner 

The Gonzales Youth Council advises with a youth perspective on all issues.

Meets first and third Mondays, 3:30-5:30 Chambers 

  • Nayeli Gomez – Commissioner  
  • Cindy Aguilar – Commissioner  

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Deadline for submission of “letter of interest” extended to Monday, September 30, 2019


The Gonzales City Council is inviting letters of interest from Gonzales residents that would be interested in serving on the Gonzales Planning Commission. If you are interested, review the press release below on how to submit a letter or email to Mayor Maria Orozco.


For more information contact Tencia Vargas at (831) 675-5000 or hvargas@ci.gonzales.ca.us