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Incorporated 1911

Fast Facts for the City of Sanger


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

COG Policy Board Representative

Title Name Email
Mayor Frank Gonzalez fgonzalez@ci.sanger.ca.us
Mayor Pro Tem Daniel Martinez dmartinez@ci.sanger.ca.us
Council Member Humberto Garza hgarza@ci.sanger.ca.us
Council Member Esmeralda Hurtado ehurtado@ci.sanger.ca.us
Council Member Eli Ontiveros eontiveros@ci.sanger.ca.us
City Clerk Becky Padron bhernandez@ci.sanger.ca.us
City Attorney Hilda Cantu Montoy hildac@montoylaw.com
City Manager Tim Chapa tchapa@ci.sanger.ca.us
Administrative Services Director Gary Watahira gwatahira@ci.sanger.ca.us
Public Works Director John Mulligan jmulligan@ci.sanger.ca.us
Community Development Director Tom Navarro tnavarro@ci.sanger.ca.us
Police Chief Silver Rodriguez silver.rodriguez@fcle.org
Fire Chief Greg Tarascou gregt@ci.sanger.ca.us
City Clerk/Deputy Personnel Officer Becky Padron bhernandez@ci.sanger.ca.us
City Engineer Josh Rogers jrogers@ci.sanger.ca.us
City Planner David Brletic dbrletic@ci.sanger.ca.us
Building Inspector Tim Linton tlinton@ci.sanger.ca.us


Founded over a hundred years ago as a saw mill and shipping point, Sanger was incorporated on May 9, 1911.

With a five member council at large, the city functions as a Council-Manager, General Law form of government. Federal designation as the Nations Christmas Tree City gives Sanger a sense of pride truly second to none. A nationally recognized award-winning school district is a source of pride to the whole community. Affordable housing in comfortable neighborhoods provides a safe, small town atmosphere in which to raise children.

January 1, 2015 State of California Department of Finance Information
Population 25,128
Number of Housing Units 7,269
Vacancy Rate 5.6%
April 1, 2010 U.S. Census Information
Population 24,270 Age Distribution
Number of Housing Units 7,104 % under 5 years 9.5%
Vacancy Rate 6.26% % under 18 years 33.6%
Average Household Size 3.62 % 21 years and over 61.3%
% 55 years and over 17.1%
Race/Ethnic Distribution % 60 years and over 12.8%
White 14.6% % 65 years and over 9.4%
Hispanic 80.5% Median Age 29.2
Black 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan Native 0.4% Occupied Housing Unit Tenure
Asian & Pacific Islander 2.9% Percent Owner-Occupied 58.2%
Other 1.1% Percent Renter-Occupied 41.8%
2008-2012 U.S. Census American Community Survey
Median Family Income $46,230 Percent of Persons 25 Years of Age and Older Who Have Completed High School or Equivalent 58.7%
Median Household Income $40,761 Percent of Persons 25 Years of Age and Older Who Have Completed a Bachelor’s Degree 10.5%
Percent of Persons Below Poverty Level 23.7%
Percent of Children Under 18 Years of Age Below Poverty Level 30.8% Percent of Persons 5 Years of Age and Older Who Speak a Language Other Than English at Home 56.5%

Form of Government:City Council City Manager

Local Newspaper:
Sanger Herald
1130 G Street
Reedley, CA 93654
Phone: 559-638-2244
Fax: 559-638-5021

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