Under the leadership of the City Administrator, Administration strives to provide excellent customer service to decision-makers, City departments, employees, businesses and the public. Administration is comprised of the City Administrator, the City Clerk, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Marketing and Economic Development functions.
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.
The City Attorney’s office represents and protects the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea through its dedication to justice and the welfare of its residents. The City Attorney is a legal advisor to the City Council, City Administrator, Department Heads, Department of Managers as well as City Boards and Commissions, the responsible management of public funds and the fairness and efficiency of neighborhood services.
Finance provides financial analysis, management and reporting through the development of the annual budget, ongoing financial monitoring and reporting of revenues and expenditures, performs financial transactions including vendor payments, payroll, business license processing and the collection of the transient occupancy tax and the administration of pass through funding to the hospitality and tourism improvement districts. In addition, finance also provides treasury services and invests revenue and issues and manages debt.
Human Resources recruits, develops, and works to retain a diverse, well-qualified workforce that reflects the high standards of the community, and leads the City departments in positive employee relations, talent management, succession planning, and employee engagement.