Located in the heart of Cotati, City Hall is the hub of local government in Cotati.
Several of the city's…More vital resources are administered out of Cotati City Hall including Building and Planning, City Manager's Office, Public Works, Administrative Services and Community Development.
The city offers a robust web site for its residents in which they can do many things such as pay utility bill or find out what's on the city council agenda.
The Cotati City Council meets once per month within its chambers located at City Hall.
The Cotati City Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at 201 West Sierra Avenue, Cotati.
The City Council is the legislative and policy-making body of the City. The City Council formulates city policies in the form of motions, resolutions and ordinances which reflect the needs, wishes and priorities of the citizens of Cotati; promotes the economic, cultural, and governmental well-being of the City; and provides for the orderly operations and development of the City.
The goal of the City Council is to:
Function as the legislative body of the City. Set policy on issues that are responsive to the needs and wishes of the citizens.
Focus on the community's goals, major projects, and long term considerations.
The City of Cotati receives fire protection services from the …More href="http://www.rancho-adobe-fire.org/">Rancho Adobe Fire District. This district was formed in 1993 through the combining of two smaller districts - the Cotati Fire Protection District and the Penngrove Fire Protection District.
The new district encompasses over 80 square miles. The total district population is approximately 24,000 people. The district provides service from three stations. The first is located at #1 East Cotati Avenue, in the center of La Plaza Park.
The second station is situated at 11000 Main Street, Penngrove. The third station is at 99 Liberty Road, Petaluma. Station #1, located in La Plaza Park, was recently renovated, which expanded the station from a three-door to a six-door facility. There are seventeen permanent full-time staff and approximately 60 volunteers, of which 25 are based in Cotati.
The current staff-to-population ratio is .7 firefighters per 1000 population (17 full time staff divided by 24). The ratio in 1990 was .03. Cotati presently has an Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating of five (5) within the city limits, eight (8) on structures outside the city, and nine (9) for everything but structures outside the City limits. A rating of ten (10) usually indicates that no fire protection is provided. The ISO rating system can be used by the District to determine acceptable staffing levels