The City of South Pasadena is a general law city incorporated on March 2, 1888. It is governed by the City Council/City Manager form of government.
The City Manager is appointed by the Council to oversee the activities of the city. The City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer, ensuring that the policies of the Mayor and City Council are executed effectively and efficiently.
Specific areas of responsibility include oversight of seven operating departments, public information and public engagement, following up on citizen concerns, providing recommendations to promote organizational efficiency and overseeing the development and presentation of the annual budget.Functional areas within the Management Services Department are:
|General Services:||Transportation, Parking, Legislative Affairs, Environmental Services, Economic Development, Information Technology and Special Projects|
|Human Resources:||Human Resources Management, Recruitment, Employee Training, Risk Management and Labor Relations|
|City Clerk:||Records Management, Elections, Public Information/Engagement, Boards, Commissions, and City Council Support, Audio Visual Support|