San Francisco was incorporated as a City on April 15th, 1850 by act of the Legislature. Although City Government has played a key role in San Francisco’s development, the true wealth of this City resides with the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of its pioneering Citizens. The City today is governed by the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors.
The information above can be found on the official website of City and County of San Francisco. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.sfgov.org