POINT ARENA CITY HALL IS THE OFFICE OF THE:
CITY CLERK * CITY ADMINISTRATOR * FLOOD PLAINS ADMINISTRATOR * TAX ADMINISTRATOR * EMERGENCY SERVICES * HUMAN RESOURCES
PLANNING COMMISSION * CITY COUNCIL
City Hall is Staffed by Hunter Alexander, City Administrator/City Clerk
and Ruben Reza, Bookkeeper and Lisa Whalen, Assistant
City Hall is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m. Closed on Wednesdays.
The mission of the City Administrator/City Clerk is to Implement the policies and priority programs of the elected City Council through a professional management system with an emphasis on customer service and continuous performance improvement
City Administrator - Roles and Responsibilities
Interacts with the general public, representatives of the media, and other agencies regarding City policies, programs and services. Works in partnership with the Mayor to prepare all agendas for meetings of City Council; attends meetings of City Council, furnishing information and recommendations regarding City policies, programs and analysis; enforces and administers the provisions of the laws and ordinances of the City; receives special assignments from the City Council; advises the City Council on matters related to administrative and management practices; negotiates and oversees the management of City contracts and franchise agreements; recommends legislation and policies required in the public interest and reports on City operation, policies, and problems; directs the development of the annual budget, consults with managers regarding budget priorities, and recommends a budget to the City Council; studies municipal systems and procedures and proposes improvements and simplifications; conducts continuous research in administrative practices and recommends to the City Council those practices which will produce greater efficiency and economy in City government; Represents the City’s interests in relationships with other agencies and community organizations
City Clerk - Roles and Responsibilities
The City Clerk's priorities consist of taking, transcribing, and certifying minutes of all City Council, Planning Commission and Standing Committees as well as maintaining official records; monitoring compliance with Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) requirements; preparing ordinances for codification, maintaining updates to the Point Arena Municipal Code, and serving as the City's Director of Emergency Services. The priorities are driven by the actions of the City Council, and the City Administrator, the need to assure employee health and safety, and the public's requests for information. The City Clerk focuses on the preparation and distribution of City Council, Planning Commission and Committee agenda materials, the management of scheduling and legally required activities for matters such as annexations, bond issues, bids, elections and hearings, administering the City's record management and retention program, and preparing and maintaining the City's illness and Injury Prevention Program. The City Clerk administors the Oath of Office to every elected official and employee of the City and their Disaster Service Worker enrollment.
Human Resources - Roles and Responsiblities
As an employer, the City of Point Arena maintains a workforce of approximately 6-8 employees. We also have 5 City Councilmembers and a City Treasurer. The City Administrator, in concurrence with City Council, is responsible for recruitment and testing of applicants for City positions; processing and orientating new employees; updating and maintaining job descriptions; conducting classification and compensation studies; administering benefit programs including health insurance, deferred compensation and retirement; providing training opportunities; and ensuring compliance with Personnel Rules and Regulations and State and Federal mandates.