Martín Bernal, City Manager
809 Center Street, Room 10
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Suzanne Haberman, Executive Assistant to the City Manager
The City Manager is appointed by and reports directly to the City Council. The City Manager is responsible for the overall administration of the City and for seeing that City Council policies are carried out. The duties of the City Manager include coordinating the work of all City departments and advising the City Council on matters relative to the operation of those departments; preparing the annual budget and administering the budget after it is adopted by Council; appointing all department heads (except the City Clerk and the City Attorney) and serving as the final administrative authority on personnel matters.
The City Manager and his/her staff also handle special projects and Council assignments which do not fall within the jurisdiction of any other City department. The Special Events Office, Community Relations Office and the Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women are part of the City Manager's Office.
Laura Schmidt, Interim Assistant City Manager
Susie O'Hara, Assistant to the City Manager
Ralph Dimarucut, Principal Management Analyst and Main Media Contact
Hearing-impaired individuals should use California Relay Service:
1-800-735-2929, then 831-420-5040.