City Manager

City Manager's Office

The City Manager is the administrative head of the government of the City. Under the direction and control of the City Council, the City Manager is responsible for ensuring that the policy directions set forth by the City Council are carried out and the day-to-day operations of the City government run smoothly. Some of the duties of the City Manager include:

  • Plan, coordinate and direct the work of City departments; oversee community and economic development activities; organize public improvement projects and programs; develop and prepare administrative policies, procedures and work standards to ensure that the goals and objectives of the City are met and that mandated services are provided in an effective, efficient and economical manner.
  • Oversee and monitor the City budget and provide information regarding the City's financial condition and needs to the City Council.
  • Represent the City in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups and various businesses, professional, educational, regulatory and legislative organizations; act as the City liaison.
  • Prepare the agenda for all regular, special or adjourned meetings of the City Council.
  • Execute contracts authorized or approved by the City Council.
  • Personnel and organizational responsibilities include selection, training, professional development and work evaluation of City staff; oversee the implementation of effective employee relations and related programs; oversees the City's risk management program; provide policy guidance and interpretation to staff; recommend reorganization efforts to meet the needs of the City; implement policy and procedural changes as required.

City Manager Profile:

Jim Goodwin

Jim Goodwin was appointed City Manager for the City of Live Oak in September 2008.  Prior to joining the Live Oak team, Jim served 12 years as the President/CEO of the Chico Chamber of Commerce, provided economic development services in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties, and served northern California residents on the staffs of two California State Senators.

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Contact Information:

City Manager
Jim Goodwin
9955 Live Oak Blvd.
Live Oak, CA  95953
(530) 695-2112 Phone
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