The City of Fort Bragg is located on the scenic Mendocino Coast, surrounded by beautiful redwood forests and the Pacific Ocean. Living in Fort Bragg offers a high quality of life with quiet, friendly residential neighborhoods, good public schools, excellent restaurants, picturesque downtown shopping areas and abundant recreational opportunities. The community has a thriving visual and performing arts scene. Thousands of acres of State parks and State forest lands and miles of beaches offer limitless access to the splendor of the Mendocino Coast. Visit our website at www.FortBragg.com.
THE CITY & DEPARTMENT
The City of Fort Bragg currently has a population of approximately 7,200 persons. The City also provides shopping and employment opportunities to an additional 15,000 in the surrounding area and serves as a subregional center. Fort Bragg’s beginnings as a military post go back to the 1850s, but the community began its present character of development in 1885, when a lumber company was established on the site of the old fort. The City’s historical reliance on the lumber and fishing industries is gradually being supplemented by other sectors of the economy, including tourism and government. The Community Development Department has four full time positions. The Department engages in long-range and comprehensive planning, develops special City projects, and undertakes development review, economic development, affordable housing, code enforcement, and grant writing and administration responsibilities for the City.