City Manager's Office


The City Manager is the administrative head of city government in cities with a council-manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to implement and enforce city laws, oversee the operations of city government, prepare the municipal budget, and implement policies and programs approved by the City Council. All general city press releases come through the City Manager's office. The City Manager is responsible to the full City Council, rather than to individual members of the Council, and directs and coordinates the work of various City departments. 

View a detailed listing of the powers and duties of the City Manager.

Contact - City Manager's Office Staff.


Governing Codes

The City Manager is governed by the International City/County Management Association Code of Ethics that provides the framework for City Manager and City Council relations. The Grover Beach Municipal Code Section 2108 also governs these relations.

Municipal Code Section 2108

This section states that 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 and the Council-Manager form of government. 

City Council Goals and Work Programs

The City Council annually sets goals to determine the highest priorities for the City organization to implement each fiscal year.  The goals are identified in three categories of relative priority: Major City Goals, Other Important Goals, and Address as Resources Permit.  On March 14, 2022, the Council adopted an update set of goals for FY 2022-23 shown here following a goal-setting process with community input.  This input includes a community survey conducted every two years to get perceptions from a representative sample of residents on City services and key issues facing Grover Beach (click here for the most recent survey results from November 2021).

The Major City Goals for 2021-23 are:

  • Economic Development
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Public Safety
  • Street Improvements

The Council also approves work programs developed by staff for each of the Major City Goals to specify what will be done over the next year in carrying out the goal. Click here for the FY 2022-23 work programs for the updated Major City Goals.




Public Information Meeting Recording, November 8, 2023

Presentation from Public Information Meeting, November 8, 2023