Lemoore is governed by the council-manager form of government. The City Council sets policy for the city and appoints a City Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations.
The City Manager is responsible for directing the administration of departments and divisions, preparing and submitting the Annual Budget, maintaining communication and good relations with the general public. Advising the Council on the City’s financial condition, and recommending to the council measures or actions considered necessary for the welfare of the City and efficient operation of government.
The City Manager also directs development and implementation of the City’s General Plan and Utility Plans, strategic financial policy, personnel administration, and intergovernmental coordination/liaison activities. Additionally, the City Manager’s Office provides clerical and staff assistance to the City Council.
Assistant City Manager
The Assistant City Manager, under general administrative direction, participates in the formulation, development and implementation of citywide policy; plans, organizes, staffs, develops and controls programs and functions assigned; provides leadership and policy direction to assigned departments and to department heads and managers. Fosters cooperative working relationships with City departments and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to City management staff. Performs related work as required. Receives administrative direction from the City Manager. Exercises general direction and supervision over directors, managers, supervisory, professional, technical, and clerical staff through subordinate levels of supervision.
The City Attorney provides legal advice and services to the City Council and City staff. A review of legal issues ensures that recommendation, policies and administrative procedures are undertaken after consideration of sound professional advice. At Council direction, the City Attorney may also provide for appropriate representation for the City in all legal proceedings.
General legal services are provided through a contract with the law firm of Lozano Smith. There is one designated City Attorney; however, other lawyers at the firm are available for additional expertise and assistance as needed.