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City of Pleasant Hill

Contact Info 


(925) 671-5220

Operational Hours

M-W, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Th, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm, F, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm


100 Gregory Ln Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

About Pleasant Hill

The Community

Set amid rolling hills and woodlands in the East Bay area of San Francisco, Pleasant Hill is a modern, vibrant city offering the perfect balance of suburban amenities and small-town charm. Located approximately 20 miles east of Oakland in Contra Costa County, the city encompasses 8.1 square miles, is home to 34,853 residents, and maintains a strong sense of community. 

Residents of Pleasant Hill enjoy an enhanced quality of life with safe, quiet residential  neighborhoods  and  an  array  of  amenities.  Its  appealing downtown boasts more than 350,000 square feet of retail space, movie theaters,  entertainment  venues,  and  restaurants.  City  Hall  offers  a central plaza area for community gatherings and events.

The City enjoys an ideal Northern California climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters  making  it  perfect  for  visitors  and  residents  seeking  outdoor activities.  The distinguished Mount Diablo Unified Unified School District operates the local K-12 public school system while several private schools also serve the community.

Pleasant Hill is easily accessible with Interstate 680, connecting the city with Highway 24 to Oakland, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco. Bay Area Rapid  Transit  (BART),  local  bus  services,  and  nearby  international airports provide transportation options for residents, commuters and visitors.

The Organization

Pleasant  Hill  is  a  General  Law  City operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council consists  of  five  members  who  are elected  at  large  for  staggered  4-year terms.

Pleasant  Hill  is  widely recognized for being a well-managed, fiscally  sound  City  and  for  its community  focused  programs  that benefit its citizens as well as providing a dynamic,  stimulating work environment for City employees. The  City  employs  108  regular employees  and  has  a  biennial operating budget of $25.8 million for 2020-2021.

The City delivers a range of municipal services including police, finance, building inspection, planning and code enforcement,  engineering,  economic development, street construcon and maintenance,  and  storm  drainage services.  Fire  protection,  recreation and  parks,  sewage collection and treatment, water, and school services are provided through special districts not subject to City control.

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