Image of City of Gonzales seal. 

City of Gonzales Overview

Overview   Government Directory   Digest   Articles   Calendar

Address:   147 Fourth St, Gonzales, CA 93926


Gonzales owes its name to the two brothers who founded the city—Dr. Mariano Gonzalez and Alfredo Gonzales—on land given to their father, Teodoro Gonzalez, in 1836. According to Wikipedia, the two brothers are credited with constructing one of the first irrigation systems in the Salinas Valley. Irrigation led to ranching, dairy farms and agricultural fields; even today, the largest employers are food producers. Another thriving industry is wine production—some 46 vineyard properties are in the area, with 5,900 acres in production. According to U.S. census date, he city’s estimated 8,300 residents are overwhelmingly Latino (88.9 percent), and most live in family groups (89.4 percent).

Image for City of Gonzales City Council

City Council

The Gonzales City Council is composed of five members who are elected at large. The mayor is elected every two years, and councilmembers serve staggered four-year terms.

California Local Pin Marker Recent Articles

Monterey County Weekly logo LOCAL NEWS
A short-timer in the ranks of Seaside City Hall lands a job as Gonzales’ new city manager.

The city of Gonzales started the new year with a new city manager. Gonzales City Council selected Trevin Barber, former assistant city manager in Seaside, from 35 candidates to fill a vacancy that long-time city manager Rene Mendez left last…

Salinas Valley Tribune logo LOCAL NEWS
Gonzales hires new city manager

GONZALES — After an extensive search resulting in candidates applying from across the nation, Gonzales City Council has appointed Trevin Barber as city manager. Barber most recently served as assistant city manager at the City of Seaside. He brings to …

California Local Pin Marker Local Government Digest

Gonzales Youth Council Members Announced


Fresh on the heels of the City of Gonzales receiving the 2022 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence for the Gonzales Youth Council’s Mental Health Service Action Project, the city announced the appointment of 19 youths to the 2022-2023 Gonzales Youth Council.

Gonzales Hosts Public Meetings on Puente del Monte Development


Gonzales councilmembers and planning commissioners held a workshop review of the Puente del Monte housing development, which includes about 2,623 dwelling units. Another meeting is planned before the end of August to get more feedback.

Upcoming Meetings & Events
California Local Pin Marker
City Council Meeting
Monday April 3 2023   6:00 PM

Select Facebook Feed From Menu