City Administrator


City Administrator

The City Administrator is appointed by the City Council and responsible for the enforcement of City laws and ordinances; ensuring that the orders of the City Council are executed; and for supporting Council, which includes the preparation of agendas and the maintenance of records.  

This position is tasked with:

  • Preparing and administering the annual budget 
  • Supervising and controlling expenditures
  • Overseeing City purchases
  • Advising the Council on the City’s current and future financial needs. 

The role also assumes general supervision over all public buildings, public parks, and all other public property under the jurisdiction of the City Council. The City Administrator provides leadership for the City’s day-to-day operations and manages the personnel system.  Specifically, the Administrator oversees the departments of: 

  • Community Planning and Building
  • Library 
  • Community Activities
  • Public Safety
  • Public Works 
  • City Clerk 
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology. 

In addition, under the direction of City Council, the City Administrator serves as the liaison to various entities that receive City funding and work, in tandem, to promote the economic and cultural vitality of the City through Marketing and Economic Development.


2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19)

City contact information

Call 211 for information on the health situation in Monterey County.

To receive updates regarding COVID-19 in Monterey County, text MCCOVID19 to 888777.

In an emergency, call 911.


Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball Courts, and the Playground Structure at Forest Hill Park are open as of Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

UPDATE #48, October 9, 2020

Please watch this video message from the City Administrator and Assistant City Administrator