Mary Sue Maurer

Date Elected: 03/08/05
Term Expiration: 20
Mayor: 2008-2009, 2012-2013, 2016-Present

100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 224-1601
Fax (818) 225-7308


Mary Sue Maurer was elected to the Calabasas City Council in 2005 and was re-elected to another four-year term in 2009 and 2013. She served as Mayor in 2008 and 2012. Her focus on the City Council has been in the areas of environmental, senior and educational issues as well as the development of public health and public safety programs. Some of her accomplishments include:

Sponsored legislation banning plastic bags in grocery stores; sponsored legislation that prohibits the use of one-time use polystyrene (Styrofoam) packaging by Calabasas restaurants; sponsored legislation that amended the original Calabasas secondhand smoke control ordinance to require 80% of apartment units in Calabasas to be smoke-free by 2012 -- which was accomplished ahead of schedule. As Mayor, she signed the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, an agreement where supporting mayors pledge to reduce carbon emissions in their cities below 1990 levels, in line with the Kyoto Protocol; sits on the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy advisory board, where she is a leading advocate of acquiring and protecting open space throughout the region for public benefit; co-chairs the Headwaters Corner Interpretive Center which showcases a natural plant demonstration garden and other environmental programs.

Established a Senior Task Force to advise on the building of a new senior enrichment center behind the Calabasas Library; supported Savvy Seniors’ efforts to expand social and recreational programs for seniors; advocated for the building of affordable senior housing; and spearheaded a special needs/mobility-challenged database of Calabasas residents in the event of an evacuation or other disaster; created a unique local government/NGO grant partnership with the Rotary Club to address s individuals or families in crisis.

Supported the creation of a grant program for Calabasas public schools to ease the state budget cuts and maintain high property values; initiated the establishment of health and safety protocols at local public schools for both chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes as well as for serious injuries; developed a civics program for youth organizations that provides them with experience in local government decision-making through a mock council meeting; she is a former special education high school social studies teacher.

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Worked with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to create a “comfort room” at the Lost Hills Station which provides privacy to victims of crime; developed a partnership with L.A. County Department of Public Health to create an annual drive-thru/walk-thru flu shot clinic in preparation for an emergency mass inoculation event; sits on the Emergency Preparedness task Force to ensure Calabasas is current with all plans.

Ms. Maurer works for the state Department of Toxic Substances Control as an advocate for community involvement in the cleanup of contaminated sites. She has a long-standing record as a public servant serving as a Field Deputy to then-Assemblymember Fran Pavley, Deputy Press Secretary to then-Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi, and staff on the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission. In the private sector, she worked in management positions with The Walt Disney Company and Blue Shield of California.

Councilmember Maurer resides in Calabasas with her three sons and enjoys hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains in her spare time.


  2009 State of the City Address
  2013 State of the City Address

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