City Manager

Department Overview

The City Manager’s Office implements decisions established by the Aliso Viejo City Council, and the coordination of those efforts through the different City departments. The City Manager’s Office provides administrative direction to all departments and is responsible for enforcing all laws and ordinances. 


The City Manager’s Office assists the City Council in the development and formulation of policies, goals and objectives, and keeps them informed of important community issues. It provides administrative direction to the City’s executive team and is responsible for managing the activities and operations of the City, ensuring the provision of quality services. 

The City Manager’s office includes:

  • Budget Development
  • Legal Service Functions
  • Legislative Support
  • Policy Implementation
  • Strategic Planning

Human Resources

Human Resources includes administration of the City’s classification and compensation plan; benefits programs; disciplinary and grievance procedures; recruitment and selection processes. The City’s goal in Human Resources is to attract and retain a highly talented and qualified workforce. The city posts current job openings online. If you enjoy working in a challenging and inventive work environment and are interested in providing excellent municipal services to a community with high standards, you are encouraged to apply for a position with the City of Aliso Viejo.

Risk Management

The City of Aliso Viejo is a member of the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CJPIA), which consists of more than 120 public agencies. The City obtains insurance policies and various risk management services through CJPIA. The City Manager’s Department administers liability claims, workers’ compensation claims and safety programs. 

Contract Administration

Aliso Viejo provides a majority of municipal services on a contractual basis through other public agencies and private companies. The City Manager’s Office administers an array of contracts including the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Orange County Fire Authority, and City of Mission Viejo Animal Services.