City Manager's Office

Upcoming Events

South Main Street Area Workshop
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Hosted by Pacific Park Neighborhood Association
Roosevelt-Walker Community Center
816 East Chestnut Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Grand Avenue/ 17th Street Area Workshop
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Hosted by Meredith Parkwood/Portola Park Neighborhood Associations
John Muir Fundamental Elementary
1951 Mabury Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

West Santa Ana Boulevard Area Workshop
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Hosted by Artesia Pilar Neighborhood Association
Romero Cruz Elementary
2701 West Fifth Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703

55 Freeway/Dyer Road Area Workshop
Monday, April 29, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Holiday Inn Santa Ana-OC Airport
2726 South Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705

South Bristol Street Area Workshop
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
South Coast Global Medical Center
2701 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704



The City Manager’s Office is responsible for implementing all of the City Council’s policy decisions and direction, providing leadership and direction to department heads and other staff, as well as working with both Council and staff to develop action plans and programs to support the City’s mission, values and priorities and serve our great community.

The City of Santa Ana operates under the ‘council-manager’ form of government, meaning that the Council appoints the city manager, who is then responsible for the administrative and staff-appointment duties. The City Council also appoints the City Attorney and the City Clerk, and makes appointments to City Boards and Commissions. Contrary to the ‘strong mayor’ form of government (such as that in Los Angeles, San Diego, and some other cities), the day-to-day operations of the City are under the authority of the City Manager.

The City Manager appoints and manages the City’s department heads (Chief of Police, Public Works Services Director, Community Development Director, Human Resources Director, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director, Information Technology Director, Planning and Building Director, and Finance Director).

There are a number of guiding and strategic documents to assist the City of Santa Ana serve the community and deliver on our purpose, which is to provide quality service to enhance the safety, livability and prosperity of our community.

The City Council approves a strategic plan to provide a high-level guiding document to support strategic goals and measure outcomes. The Budget is the City’s financial roadmap to support the City’s strategic plan and goals and contains funding details to deliver city services, programs and capital improvement projects.

Please let us know how we can assist you as we strive to provide quality service to enhance the safety, livability and prosperity of our community.

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