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City Manager's Department

City Manager's Office
300 East Chapman Avenue
Orange CA 92866
Ph: (714) 744-2222
Fax: (714) 744-5523

City Manager, Rick Otto

Deputy City Manager, Irma Hernandez
Economic Development Manager, Lisa Kim
Sr. Executive Assistant,
Debbie Gabler
Administrative Assistant, Karla Pineda

The City Manager serves as the Council-appointed executive manager of the City. The City Manager is responsible for the administration and implementation of policies and programs adopted by the City Council, for providing timely and accurate information to the City Council, and for maintaining a valuable communication link that allows the Orange City Council to formulate policy, set direction, adopt programs and projects, and establish City service levels. In addition, the City Manager oversees the City's Economic Development activities as well as the Internal Audit program. The City Manager appoints the City's Executive Directors and is responsible for ensuring that City services are performed at the highest standard in accordance with City Council policies. The City Manager is responsible for the submission of the City's budget and support of City Council goals.

Other City programs and services managed by the City Manager's Office include:

  • Animal Control
  • Cable Franchise
  • Cable Public Access
  • Information Technology
  • Legislation
  • Community engagement
  • Regional issues
  • Media Relations

In addition to these programs and services, the City Manager's Office also provides administrative support to the Mayor and City Council and responds to citizen and business requests for resolution of City service related issues.

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