City Manager’s Office
Raul L. Mendez – City Manager
The City Manager is directly appointed by the City Council on the basis of executive and administrative qualifications and serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the city. The City Manager is responsible for the administration of the city government. Among his many duties is to administer and exercise supervision and control over all offices, departments, and services under his jurisdiction; and to make recommendations to the Mayor and the City Council concerning the operation, affairs, and future needs of the city.
Community Development Department
Lea Simvoulakis – Community Development Director
The Community Development Department is comprised of two major areas: Planning and Public Works. The Planning Division is responsible for long range and current planning, building permits, code enforcement and parks planning. Planning staff assists the City Council and the Planning Commission in developing a vision for the future of the City. The Planning Division coordinates with land owners, business owners and the public on the established vision for the City and the implementation of this vision through General Plan amendments, zoning changes, subdivision development, use permits, and annexations.
The Public Works Division is charged to design, maintain and operate the City’s public infrastructure systems and facilities, including water and sewer; as well as the City’s equipment, vehicles, buildings, parks and streets. The Division works hard to provide these services efficiently and effectively to ensure high quality water, effective sewage disposal, clean parks and common areas and well maintained streets.
Administrative Services Department
Merry Mayhew – Finance Director
The Finance Department is responsible for all of the City’s financial operations. These include the collection and disbursement of funds, banking and investment management, accounting and auditing, financial analysis, reporting, payroll, budgeting, cash management, utility billing and collection, business licensing, and information services.
The Finance Department oversees the fiscal affairs of the City and provides related financial services. These services include budgeting, cash management, accounting, utility billing and collection of taxes, fees and fines. In addition to these financial services, the Finance Department administers the City’s refuse collection service and recycling programs.
Also in the Finance Department are other key municipal functions including administrative services, human resources, risk management and city clerk.