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Mission Statement:

Support the City Council,
provide leadership to the Organization
and legendary service to the Community,
by being accountable, responsive, compassionate and connected.

 

 

City Manager: Rachelle Rickard
Deputy City Manager: Marcia Torgerson


Under the direction of the City Manager, the City Manager’s office supervises and administers the programs and services provided by all departments within the City of Atascadero. Specifically, the City Manager’s office performs the following:
  • Administers policies and programs approved by the City Council.
  • Provides timely information to the City Council concerning pending State, Local or Federal legislation which may have an impact upon the City of Atascadero.
  • Evaluates and monitors staff’s progress on Council established policies and programs, and fosters greater employee awareness of City problems, programs, and priorities.
  • Responds to and follows-up on citizen inquiries or concerns regarding City programs and services.
  • Maintains a viable link between the City and news media regarding City activities, concerns and accomplishments.
  • Provides liaison and works to resolve mutual local problems through various intergovernmental regional/sub-regional agencies such as San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, San Luis ObispoCounty and other RegionalState wide agencies.
  • Manages the recruitment, testing, selection and employee development.
  • Manages technology services for all City departments.
  • Conducts labor relations on behalf of the entire City and enforces the personnel rules and regulations.

Current Projects

The City Manager’s office is presently working on the following major projects:

  • Enhance revenues and find cost savings
  • Implement economic development strategy
  • Continue the Citywide Strategic Planning Program
  • Continue the Downtown Improvement Program
  • Expand the City’s effort to develop tourism
  • Continue the citywide records management program
  • Expand the City’s legislative advocacy effort
  • Repair City Hall
  • Extend the use of Technology
  • Implement the Council’s Strategic Planning Goals
  • Assess and update all operating policies and ordinances
  • Maintain an employee handbook to improve employee knowledge of City programs and personnel policies.
  • Update the Municipal Code.
     

Contact us:

rrickard@atascadero.org
mtorgerson@atascadero.org

 

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