City Manager

The City Manager, a professional hired by the City Council, directs the City's day-to-day affairs and is charged with carrying out the City Council's decisions and adopted policies.

Responsibilities
Under the aegis of the City Council, the City Manager proposes policies and programs, carries out directives voted by the City Council, and develops a long range view of City problems, needs, goals, and objectives for consideration by the City Council. The City Manager also prepares general rules and regulations necessary for the conduct of the administrative offices and departments of the City and supervises the preparation of the City's budget and financial reports each fiscal year.

City Manager's Staff Responsibilities

In addition, the City Manager's staff is responsible for:
  • Overseeing risk management
  • Providing community outreach including publication of the City's quarterly newsletter
  • Issuing film permits
  • Overseeing contracts with Los Angeles County for law enforcement and animal control services
  • Conducting personnel recruitment
  • Managing employee benefits programs
  • Coordinating the City's emergency preparedness program