“Pursuing Our Vision Preserving Our Values”
Named for General William (Pecos Bill) Shafter, the city was incorporated in 1938, and became a Charter City in 1995. Shafter is located approximately 18 miles northwest of Bakersfield in Kern County. Shafter, which traces its roots to the completion of the Santa Fe Railroad in 1898, evolved as a prosperous farming community that today is home to many local businesses and farming operations.
Shafter is host to numerous community events and festivals, and is located within a short drive of various boating, fishing, camping and golfing facilities. Shafter boasts a strong sense of community spirit and pride that coupled with an exceptional “small town” quality of life, makes our city one of the San Joaquin Valley’s best kept secrets.
Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Election: November, even years
Meets 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
336 Pacific Avenue
Shafter, California 93263
Phone: (661) 746-5000
Fax: (661) 746-0607
Hours: Monday – Friday 8a.m. – 5p.m.