View of Ferndale, CA

Ferndale, California, elevation 50 feet, has a population of about 1372 people (2010 census), living within one square mile of city limits.

In 1893 Ferndale was granted incorporation as a "General Law" city, that is, the city was not granted a separate charter, but falls under the "General Law" of the California statute.

We have a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council sets policy while the City Manager runs the day-to-day business of the City. The mayor is elected separately from the City Council, and has appointive powers, subject to the approval of council.

For additional information about Ferndale, please visit the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce web site.