City Council


125 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945

(530) 274-4317

The Grass Valley City Council consists of five members chosen by the voters in staggered at-large elections in November of even-numbered years. Each councilmember serves four years, with no limits on the number of terms. The mayor and vice mayor are appointed by the City Council every November. 

Meetings: The council meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. Unless held virtually, meetings take place at 125 E Main St.
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Mayor Jan Arbuckle

(530) 274-4316

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Vice Mayor Hilary Hodge

(530) 274-4318

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Councilmember Tom Ivy

(530) 274-4314

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The Grass Valley City Council decided that more information was needed before approving $400,000 from the city’s reserves to hire seven firefighters for six months.

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Grass Valley City Manager Tim Kiser proposes using Deckard brand monitoring technology to track short-term rentals. Mayor Benjamin Aguilar says caps on AirBNB style rentals aren’t necessary yet. “STRs are not such a problem here—not like Truckee or Tahoe.”

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The race is on for two open Grass Valley City Council seats in the November election. Matthew Coulter is running against Haven Caravelli and incumbent Hilary Hodge. Coulter, a regular commenter at public meetings, has been the subject of a number of restraining orders over the past few years.

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A new RV park won approval by a narrow margin before the Grass Valley City Council. Mayor Ben Aguilar, Vice Mayor Jan Arbuckle and Councilmember Bob Branstrom supported the RV park. Councilmembers Tom Ivy and Hilary Hodge opposed.

Past Members

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Ben Aguilar
Term ended: Dec. 31, 2022
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