City Manager Responsibilities

Powers & Duties

As the administrative head of the City, the City Manager has the following powers and duties:

  • Service Delivery and Implementation - To oversee that all city laws and ordinances are implemented and city services delivered to the community.
  • Personnel Management - To supervise, develop, motivate, evaluate, and direct all City employees
  • Financial Management - The City Manager shall keep the City Council advised of the financial conditions and needs of the City and prepare and submit the proposed budgets to City Council for approval

Note: This is just a partial listing of the duties and responsibilities of the City Manager. For further information, please see Grover Beach Municipal Code Sections 2106-2107. In addition, GBMC Section 2108 states that the City Council and its members, whenever possible, shall deal with the operations of the City only through the City Manager. This section helps to keep continuity of communication, direction, and planning within the City organizational structure.

Additional Responsibilities

The City Manager is also responsible for Community Outreach including the preparation and publication of a citywide newsletter, continuously updating information for the City website and Government Cable Access Channel, posting information on social media platforms, and speaking to service clubs, neighborhood groups, and at special events.