About San Francisco Government

The Government Information Center is a depository for official San Francisco government documents.  For information about other City programs and services, please visit the San Francisco City and County home page .


As required by law, agendas for all upcoming public meetings by City policy bodies (including City boards, commissions, and task forces) are posted at the GIC. Minutes for public meetings are also filed with the GIC.

San Francisco Archives

Some San Francisco documents are housed in the San Francisco History Center. The Library's collection of San Francisco government documents dates back to the 1800s.

City Government

Historical book titles that are good introductions to the workings of San Francisco government are: