Named after railroad director J.J. Tracy, the second most populated town in San Joaquin County started up as a Central Pacific Railroad stop between from Stockton to the San Francisco Bay. Today, it’s defined by another mode of transportation, located inside the “triangle” formed by three interstate freeways: the 205, 5 and 580. The city’s Economic Development Division fully embraces this geography with, which pitches the benefits of living, working and learning in this town of 93,000. Sprawl is the issue that dominates the political landscape in Tracy, where even pro-growth politicians argue that construction of huge warehouse complexes and sprawling residential developments has outstripped spending on transportation infrastructure and amenities for residents. This growth contributed to a contentious climate at City Hall, with a revolving door for city managers and a council that was chided by the 2018-2019 San Joaquin County Civil Grand Jury for an “open disregard” for Tracy’s council-manager form of government. There has been significant turnover on the council since that report, but notably there was a tussle over firing a city manager as recently as May of 2023.

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City Council

Regular council meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Special meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 333 Civic Center Plaza.

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Planning Commission

The Tracy Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 333 Civic Center Drive. During November and December, meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of the month due to the holidays.

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Official San Joaquin Registrar Of Voters Secure Ballot Drop Box Now Available Outside Tracy City Hall

Tracy, Calif. The San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters has installed an official ballot drop box outside the Tracy City Hall Annex (333 Civic Center Plaza) for secure delivery of your March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election mail-in...

San Joaquin Continuum of Care Seeks Tracy Volunteers for Biennial Homeless Point-In-Time Count

Tracy, Calif. The San Joaquin Continuum of Care (SJCoC) is seeking volunteers to support their biennial, countywide Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of unsheltered persons experiencing homelessness. The PIT Count is scheduled to take place next Monday,...

2024-25 Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership Program Application Period Now Open

Tracy, Calif. - The City of Tracy’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) application period is now open for projects beginning July 1, 2024! A pre-application informational meeting will be...

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In a unanimous vote in their April 2 meeting, the Tracy City Council approved a very-low-income 110-unit senior housing project at 301 West Street.

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Senate Bill 329 could more than triple elected council salaries for cities such as Manteca, Lathrop, Ripon, and Tracy.

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A project to build an aquatics center on 16 acres at Summit Drive and Corral Hollow Road in South Tracy has been further mired in litigation as a new suit is filed.

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Photo enforcement of traffic signal violations will be coming to Tracy soon, following a unanimous vote by the Tracy City Council to authorize the use of cameras.

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Volunteers gathered before sunrise for the biennial Point In Time Count, an effort to collect data on how many unsheltered homeless people live in and around the city.
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