The City of Milpitas is a General Law City with a Council-City Manager form of government. The City Council is made up of four councilmembers and one Mayor, all elected at-large. In November of even numbered years, two Councilmember seats and one Mayoral seat are are elected at-large on a non-partisan basis. Councilmembers are elected for a 4-year term and the Mayor is elected to a 2-year term.

Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) 

The FPPC is the State agency that enforces State laws regarding, among other things, campaign financing and spending, financial conflicts of interest, and gifts and honoraria given to public officials and candidates under the Political Reform Act. The FPPC provides written and oral advice to public agencies, candidates, and officials on the requirements of the Political Reform Act. The FPPC’s Advice Line can be reached at 1-866-ASK-FPPC (1-866-275-3772) or you may email the FPPC here.