Named one of the fastest-growing cities in America, the City of Palmdale has enjoyed tremendous growth and prosperity over the last decade. The more than 155,000 residents who call Palmdale home enjoy a pleasing quality of life in this family-oriented community.
Palmdale is a Charter City governed under the council/manager form of local government. The mayor is elected every two years for a two-year term. Also every two years, two of the four councilmembers are elected to serve four-year terms.