Santa Cruz County History - Government



Common Councils and Mayors, 1876--1906

The City of Santa Cruz received its first charter from the State of California in 1876. The charter specified that the City would be governed an elected body consisting of a Mayor and a four-member Common Council.

The Mayoral Historical listing was revised [by the S.C. City Clerk's Office] in November 2002 to bring consistency to the assignment of numbers. Numbers are assigned consistent with the practice of numbering Presidents of the United States as follows:

When a Councilmember is elected Mayor he/she is assigned the next sequential number in the Mayor's List. When a Mayor is reelected Mayor for a term with no break in service as Mayor the Mayoral number is retained. When a Councilmember is elected Mayor after having a break in service as Mayor, he/she is assigned the next sequential number on the list.

Information is courtesy of the S.C. City Clerk's Office

1876-1879 || 1880-1889 || 1890-1899 || 1900-1906

1876--1879

Year Mayor Council Members
1876 William F. Cooper (4-13-76)
  • C.C. Martin
  • C. Tuthill
  • H. Skinner
  • J.H.Skirm
1877 William F. Cooper
  • C.C. Martin
  • D. Tuthill
  • H. Skinner
  • J. H. Skirm
1878 D. Hinds (5-6-78)
  • F. Barson (5-6-78)
  • T. Amner (5-6-78)
  • P. B. Wilkins (5-6-78)
  • J. H. Skirm (5-6-78)
1879 D. Hinds
  • F. Barson
  • T. Amner
  • P. B. Wilkins
  • J. H. Skirm

1876-1879 || 1880-1889 || 1890-1899 || 1900-1906

1880--1889

Year Mayor Council Members
1880 J. D. Chace (5-3-80)
  • Hamilton Fay (5-3-80)
  • W. P. Young (5-3-80)
  • Joseph W. Scott (5-3-80)
  • L. K. Baldwin (5-3-80)
1881 J. D. Chace
  • Hamilton Fay
  • W. P. Young
  • Joseph W. Scott
  • L. K. Baldwin
1882 J. D. Chace
  • F. D. Scott (5-1-82)
  • L. Schwartz (5-1-82)
  • Joseph W. Scott
  • W. Dyer (5-1-82)
1883 J. D. Chace
  • F. D. Scott (resigned 4-16-83)
  • L. Schwartz
  • Joseph W. Scott (resigned 4-16-83)
  • W. Dyer
  • A. Jones (appt. 5-7-83)
1884 Robert Effey (5-1-84)
  • H. Weymouth (5-1-84)
  • H. F. Kron (5-1-84)
  • William T. Jeter (5-1-84)
  • L. H. Brannock (5-1-84)
1885 Robert Effey
  • H. Weymouth
  • H. F. Kron
  • William T. Jeter
  • L. H. Brannock (resigned 3-11-85)
  • E. M. Silvey (3-11-85)
1886 Robert Effey
  • A. P. Swanton (5-1-86)
  • H. F. Kron
  • W. T. Jeter
  • J. H. Skirm (5-1-86)
1887 Robert Effey
  • A. P. Swanton
  • H. F. Kron
  • W. T. Jeter
  • J. H. Skirm
1888 G. Bowman (5-7-88)
  • W. Finkledey (5-7-88)
  • Henry Willey (5-7-88)
  • E. Garrett (5-7-88)
  • C. W. Piatt (5-7-88)
1889 G. Bowman
  • W. Finkledey
  • Henry Willey
  • E. Garrett
  • C. W. Piatt (resigned 6-5-89)
  • A. L. Weeks (7-3-89)

1876-1879 || 1880-1889 || 1890-1899 || 1900-1906

1890--1899

Year Mayor Council Members
1890 G. Bowman
  • W. Finkledey
  • W. P. Young (5-5-90)
  • T. W. Drullard (5-5-90)
  • A. L. Weeks
1891 G. Bowman
  • W. Finkledey
  • W. P. Young
  • T. W. Drullard
  • A. L. Weeks
1892 W. T. Jeter (5-2-92)
  • F. W. Lucas (5-2-92)
  • J. H. Bailey (5-2-92)
  • F. J. Hoffman (5-2-92)
  • E. G. Greene (5-2-92)
1893 W. T. Jeter
  • F. W. Lucas
  • J. H. Bailey
  • F. J. Hoffmann
  • E. G. Greene
1894 Robert Effey (5-7-94)
  • H. G. Insell (5-7-94)
  • J. H. Bailey
  • Frank K. Roberts (5-7-94)
  • John B. Maher (5-7-94)
1895 Robert Effey
  • H. G. Insell
  • J. H. Bailey
  • Frank K. Roberts
  • John B. Maher
1896 H. H. Clark (5-4-96)
  • H. G. Insell
  • H. Randall
  • Jacob Leibrandt (5-4-96)
  • J. B. Maher
1897 H. H. Clark
  • H. G. Insell
  • H. Randall
  • Jacob Leibrandt
  • J. B. Maher
1898 W. H. Lamb (4-25-98)
  • W. V. Pringle (4-25-98)
  • H. Randall
  • Jacob Leibrandt
  • John B. Maher
1899 W. H. Lamb
  • W. V. Pringle
  • H. Randall
  • Jacob Leibrandt
  • John B. Maher

1876-1879 || 1880-1889 || 1890-1899 || 1900-1906

1900--1906

Year Mayor Council Members
1900 J. P. Parker (5-7-1900)
  • R. E. Hamilton (5-7-1900)
  • J. Wagner (5-7-1900)
  • F. K. Roberts (5-7-1900)
  • J. B. Maher
1901 J. P. Parker
  • R. E. Hamilton
  • J. Wagner
  • F. K. Roberts
  • J. B. Maher
1902 David C. Clark (5-5-02)
  • F. R. Walti (5-5-02)
  • Henry Willey (5-5-02)
  • F. K. Roberts
  • J. B. Maher
1903 David C. Clark
  • F. R. Walti
  • Henry Willey
  • F. K. Roberts
  • J. B. Maher
1904 David C. Clark
  • F. R. Walti
  • Henry Willey
  • F. K. Roberts
  • J. B. Maher
1905 David C. Clark
  • F. R. Walti
  • Henry Willey
  • F. K. Roberts
  • J. B. Maher
1906 T. W. Drullard (5-7-06)
  • Philip Hynes (5-7-06)
  • G. H. Harrington (5-7-06)
  • Henry Willey
  • J. B. Maher

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