|Mayor and City Council|
|Redevelopment Agency (RDV) (disbanded on February 1, 2012)|
|Ripon Redevelopment Successor Agency|
|Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board|
The City of Ripon is responsible for services such as public safety, land use regulation, infrastructure maintenance, parks and recreation, clean water, and garbage collection. The Ripon Police Department is part of the City Government.
The five members of the Ripon City Council are elected by the citizens of Ripon. The Council adopts the City's budget and makes all major policy decisions. The City Council appoints a City Administrator, who hires all City staff and manages the day-to-day business of the City. Advisory bodies, known as Commissions, advise the City Council and identify issues before the Council makes final decisions.
The Ripon Unified School District consists of a high school and 5 elementary schools. Ripon is also home to the Ripon Christian School system for students kindergarten through high school. The school districts are not part of the City government.
The Ripon Consolidated Fire District is not part of the City Government, but the two entities work in partnership on selected issues. The boundaries of the Fire District are larger than the City limits.
The City of Ripon provides water, sewer, and garbage services. The City also provides the annual free yard waste clean up from October through January, and hosts City-wide yard sales, and City-wide clean-up (left-overs from the yard sales). In partnership with the Ripon Unified School District, a recycling program is also available.
Outside Service Companies
Electricity, natural gas, telephone, recycling, and cable television are provided by private, for-profit organizations. For a list of providers, visit our Outside-Services page.