The City Treasurer is elected by the citizens of South Gate every 4 years. The Treasurer’s main responsibilities are outlined in Chapter 1.05.050 of the South Gate Municipal Code.
Gregory Martinez was appointed to the City Treasurer position by the City Council in April 2015. Treasurer Martinez was selected from a field of five candidates to fill the remaining term after the position became vacant that same year. The City Treasurer position is up for reelection in March 2017. Prior to his appointment as City Treasurer, Martinez served on the South Gate City Council for eight years, having been elected in 2003 and 2007.