The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and carries out the policies enacted by the City Council and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the City government. Specific duties include preparing and presenting a balanced annual budget for the City Council, serving as the Emergency Operations Director, and serving as the Personnel Officer.
The City Manager’s Office oversees the City Clerk’s division (elections and records keeping), CDBG programs, emergency management, the Lomita housing Authority, parking enforcement/crossing guards, public safety, solid waste, and Recreation Services and programs.
The City Manager is also responsible for oversight of all other City departments and divisions which include: Administrative Services (finance and utility billing), Community Development and Economic Development, Public Works (stormwater, streets, traffic engineering, tree trimming, and Water operations and capital programming). The City Manager is also responsible for managing the contract services with the LA County Sheriff’s Department.