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Malibu Mayor Andy Stern presides over a City Council meeting during January 2006.  Photographed from Malibu Public TV broadcast of the meeting.Copyright MalibuComplete.com
Malibu Mayor Andy Stern presides over a City Council meeting during January 2006. Photographed from Malibu Public TV broadcast of the meeting.

Malibu's First Mayor

Edgar Rice Burroughs, who created the Tarzan books, bought a home at 90 Malibu La Costa Beach, one of the first there. In 1933 he was elected honorary "Mayor of Malibu Beach." This title had no legal basis, but ERB has to be considered the first.

Mayors of Malibu

The City of Malibu is a general law city and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The five member City Council is elected at-large to serve four year terms. The Mayor's office is rotated annually among all Councilmembers.

The Malibu cityhood election in June 1990 also selected the first Malibu City Council, individuals who had been active in the Malibu cityhood movement.

Councilman Walt Keller was elected Malibu's first mayor. The Mayors of Malibu have been:

  • March 1991 Walt Keller
  • September 1991 Larry Wan
  • April 1992 Walt Keller
  • April 1993 Carolyn Van Horn
  • April 1994 Jeff Kramer
  • April 1995 Joan House
  • April 1996 John Harlow
  • April 1997 Jeff Jennings
  • April 1998 Joan House
  • January 1999 Walt Keller
  • April 2000: Tom Hasse
  • April 2001: Joan House
  • April 2002: Jeff Jennings
  • April 2003: Ken Kearsley
  • April 2004: Sharon Barovsky
  • April 2005: Andy Stern

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