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City Manager's Office

The City of San Juan Capistrano operates within the Council-Manager system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government city manager.  The city manager is appointed by council to carry out policy and ensure that the entire community is being served.

The City Manager’s Office provides oversight of all City personnel and line departments and ensures that the City Council priorities are understood and implemented in partnership with area stakeholders and other government entities.  Within the City Manager’s Office are several divisions including Human Resources and Risk Management, Public Safety and Emergency Management, Open Space and Real Estate Management, Information Technology, and Special Projects. 


Contact Information:

City Manager’s Office

32400 Paseo Adelanto

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675



Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


City Hall Main Line: 949-493-1171


Citizen Leadership Academy


The City of San Juan Capistrano is now accepting applications for the City’s 2017 Citizens Leadership Academy.  The Citizens Leadership Academy is a seven week educational experience hosted by the City, giving residents and business owners an opportunity to learn more about City operations and programs.  Each week, participants receive a training session from a member of the staff executive team about their respective area of responsibility.  This is an excellent opportunity for San Juan Capistrano community members wishing to become more involved in local government or just learn about how City government is organized and managed.  Participants must be 18 years of age or older to register.  Additional information and participant applications are available HERE and are due to the City Clerk’s Office by Friday, September 15 at 4 p.m.  Applications can be dropped off at the City Clerk’s Office or submitted via e-mail to  Please contact Jacob Green, Assistant City Manager, at or 949-443-6321 for more information.

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