City Manager & Attorney


The City Manager is the administrative head of the government of the City and works under the direction and control of the City Council. The City Manager has authority over the City’s employees, has the authority to appoint, remove, promote and demote any and all officers and employees of the City. The City Manager shall also keep the Council advised as to the conditions and needs of the City, recommend ordinances for adoption and generally administer the day to day activities of the City.

The City Attorney is responsible for legal advice and representation of the City Council and all city departments. The City Attorney coordinates all legal representation of the City, including outside counsel, if needed. At the direction of the City Council, the City Attorney prepares all ordinances and other legal documents for Council consideration. The City Attorney is also responsible for the Brown Act, Conflict of Interest, Chief Legal Advisor, and responses to Public Records Act requests.

Department Staff

Larry McLaughlin

City Attorney / City Manager

TEL: (707) 823-1153
FAX: (707) 823-1135