City of Coalinga

City of Coalinga

Incorporated 1906
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155 W. Durian, Coalinga, CA 93210



The Coalinga City Council meets on the first and third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

*COG Policy Board Representative

TitleFirst NameLast NameEmailPhone
MayorJamesHorn* 935-1533
Mayor Pro TemJose “Manny” 935-1533 935-1533 935-1533 935-1533
City 935-1533
City 935-1533
Police ChiefJoseGarza (559) 935-1525
Fire 935-1652


In the late 1800s early settlements occurred in the Pleasant Valley upon the discovery of coal in Western Fresno County. Mule trains transported the coal to the transfer station to serve the Southern Pacific Railroad. Coaling Station A & B became the loading points for the railroad. Coalinga was derived from dropping station (Coaling Station A) from the name of this loading point. The later discovery of oil and gas adjacent to Coalinga soon prompted another wave of development. Oil boomers arrived, and the town grew and prospered.

Coalinga incorporated as a city in 1906. The city is a full service community with a community college (West Hills Community College), a community hospital and library, a municipal airport (5,000 foot primary runway), and two major state facilities (Pleasant Valley State Prison and Coalinga State Hospital). Coalinga is located along Interstate 5 in the Central Valley as a central point accessible to the major cities within the Golden State. Commercial and industrial opportunities abound.

Local Newspaper: 
Coalinga Press, P.O. Box 968, Coalinga, CA 93210
504 College Street, Coalinga, CA 93210

Phone: 362-9668                    Website: