The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to serve as the City's chief administrative officer. The City Manager is responsible for providing effective municipal services through administrative direction of City departments in accordance with policies established by the City Council.
The City Manager provides municipal services by effectively directing all City activities, finances and personnel. The City Manager serves as a Board Member on the Stanton Oversight Board; prepares accurate information and makes appropriate recommendations on policy matters to aid the City Council in decision making; carries out policies established by the City Council; prepares the annual budget; coordinates the City's working relationships with local, regional, state and federal public agencies on issues and problems affecting the City; coordinates departmental activities to assure City Council Goals and Strategies, priorities and action plans are met; meet established milestones, quality requirements and budgets; coordinates and reviews all City Council agenda items to provide timely and adequate information for each meeting; serves as liaison between City administration, community organizations, and citizens. The City Manager is responsible for the direction of law enforcement, fire protection, animal control, and crossing guard services.
The General Administration functions are structured within the City Manager's Office and include City Clerk, Personnel, Contracts and Grants, Public Information, Risk Management and include the following staff:
- City Manager, James A. Box
- City Clerk, Patricia A. Vazquez
- Human Resources Specialist, Cynthia Guzman
- Departmental Assistant, Cecilia Drosihn
- Departmental Assistant/Communications, Matthew Peralta
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