Business and Government

Overview
Contact
Marty McInturf, City Clerk, City Clerk's Office

Ph: (925) 671-5237
Fx: (925) 680-0294

Hours
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Wednesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Friday

The City Clerk is elected for a four-year term on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years. The City Clerk:

  • Conducts City of Pleasant Hill elections
  • Prepares the official minutes of City Council meetings
  • Is the caretaker for the City Seal and official city records
  • Acts as the filing officer for the Political Reform Act of 1974
  • Monitors compliance with City/State campaign finance and conflict of interest laws
  • Reviews the processing and completion of City ordinances, resolutions, contracts and agreements
  • Administers Oaths of Office

City Council Terms and Meetings Meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers of the Pleasant Hill City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane. Meetings are also broadcast on the Wednesday immediately following on Comcast Channel 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Comments and questions to the Mayor and Council members may be made by calling (925) 671-5267, faxing to (925) 671-5238, or by email . You can also mail the elected officials at:

100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Members of the Council are elected at large for staggered, four-year terms. Elections are held each November of even-numbered years.
Agendas & Minutes Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Agendas and Minutes are available on our City Council Webcast page.
Rules, Procedures & Participation in Meetings Residents and the members of the public are encouraged to attend council meetings and speak on issues that are of interest in the community. Speakers have three minutes to address the City Council and/or the Redevelopment Agency during the Public Comment period at the beginning of each meeting.

The public may also speak on a specific agenda item as they are discussed by the Council or the Agency during the meeting. Persons may also write a letter to the Council to be considered as part of a correspondence item.

The City Council has adopted various Rules & Procedures which govern the conduct of meetings, types of meetings, councilmember duties, policies and various other procedures to be followed during meetings and doing Council business.

Business License
Apply for a Business License
Contact
Business License Department
100 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Ph: (925) 671-5234

Hours
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Wednesday

8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday

8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Friday
A business license is required to conduct business in the City of Pleasant Hill. This includes:

Commercial landlords
Residential landlords
Retail outlets
Wholesalers
Manufacturers and their representatives
Service companies
Self-employed professionals
Independent contractors
Home businesses

Additionally, those conducting business in Pleasant Hill from an office located outside of the City are required to obtain a business license.

Applications & Schedules
Business license application / tax schedules
Business License Guide
Business License City Ordinance 5.05
List of outside agencies

Special Requirements for Specific Business Types
Information for Massage Therapist / Establishments
Information for Peddlers / Solicitors

Welcome to Pleasant Hill!

Thank you for exploring one of Pleasant Hill's most valuable information resources - the Chamber of Commerce website. As we enter our 55th year, we continue the mission to serve our individual Chamber members, as well as the greater Pleasant Hill community.

The Pleasant Hill, California Chamber of Commerce is recognized as a tour de force within our fine City. We are 375 members strong and we take special pride in having earned three-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2005. Such validation tells us that our members value our services, our Chamber operations are sound, and we are prepared to meet the future needs of your business.

We remain resolute in pursuing our Chamber Mission: To promote and meet local business needs, provide added value to our members, and enhance the quality of life within our community.

Our accomlishments in recent years are particularly relevant, including:

  • Establishment of a formal Advocacy Policy which enables us to weigh in on important City issues, such as the continued redevelopment of the new Kohl's shopping center
  • Production of the Pleasant Hill's popular Art, Jazz & Wine Fest to create myriad sponsorship opportunities for members to broadcast themselves to the community.
  • Orchestration of our successful Business Showcase in Spring as well as the Tri-Chamber Business Expo in the Fall to facilitate your meeting hundreds of future patrons on a personal level.
  • Partnership with local schools to reward accomplished students and teachers.
  • Partnerships with other local chambers of commerce to work on regional issues.
  • Redevelopment of this website to make it more valuable for our members, other local businesses and citizens.

I am looking forward to 2010 as a great year for the Chamber. I am thrilled to be working with such an impressive and committed Board of Directors and Ambassador Group. I delight in meeting our members at the many social and networking events we sponsor throughout the year - and if you haven't been to a monthly Chamber Mixer , you're really missing out on something special!

So come make your Chamber membership work for you. The more you put in, the more you get out. We pride ourselves on really knowing our members — professionally and personally. It is no surprise that in the Annual Member Survey, a rousing 98 percent of respondents found value in belonging to the Pleasant Hill Chamber. Be sure that you're one of them by participating in any way you can. I hope to see you soon!

Economic Development Pleasant Hill Profile

Pleasant Hill is a vibrant, progressive city, rich in educational resources, recreational open space, and a flourishing business community. Significant resources have been invested and continue to be dedicated to building and maintaining a thriving, award winning downtown and retail business district.

Pleasant Hill is located in the heart of central Contra Costa County with Interstate-680 running north/south, connecting the City with Highway 24 to Oakland, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco, and providing great freeway access throughout the City.

And, it ranks high as a walkable City. Check here to find out more.

Citywide Retail and Commercial Market Assessment

This report was recently presented to the Redevelopment Agency by Economics Research Associates on Citywide Retail and Commercial Market Assessment of Economic Development Opportunities in the City of Pleasant Hill.

Institutions & Infrastructure Pleasant Hill is proud to be home to many California distinguished schools and higher education institutions including Diablo Valley College and JFK University . The City has a sophisticated communications infrastructure and dedicated staff ready to provide you with the highest level of support services to streamline and complement the business development process.