COVID-19 UPDATE | The City is coordinating closely with our public health officials at the Santa Cruz County Health Department to prevent the further spread COVID-19. In an effort to protect you and our community, changes and measures have been adopted in daily operations and activities. For further details please click here for the City’s Response to COVID-19

Martín Bernal, City Manager
809 Center Street, Room 10
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Fax: 831-420-5011

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

Elizabeth Smith, Communications Manager and Public Information Officer

Brooke Newman, Homelessness Response Manager

Ralph Dimarucut, Principal Management Analyst

Hearing-impaired individuals should use California Relay Service:
1-800-735-2929, then 831-420-5040.