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Welcome to the Office of the City Manager

Carlos Martinez is the City Manager of the City of East Palo Alto, the youngest City in San Mateo County, incorporated in 1983. East Palo Alto is one of California’s most vibrant and diverse communities, nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley. One of East Palo Alto's most desirable qualities is its sense of community.

The City of East Palo Alto, like most California cities has a Council/Manager form of government. The City Council appoints the City Manager, who is the chief administrative officer of the City, responsible for providing executive and administrative leadership to the city organization to implement the policies and priorities of the City Council.

The City Manager appoints each department head, is responsible for ensuring the efficient delivery of municipal services, and is accountable to the City Council for the performance of the City organization.  The City Manager also develops recommendations and strategies to meet the current and future needs of the East Palo Alto community, and along with the City professional staff provides technical and administrative support and advice to the City Council in the performance of their duties.

The City Manager also serves as the City Clerk and the Executive Director of the Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Development Agency.

City of East Palo Alto Mission Statement

The City of East Palo Alto provides responsive, respectful, and efficient public services to enhance the quality of life and safety for its multi-cultural community.

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Carlos Martinez
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2415 University Ave.
2nd Floor
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Ph: 650-853-3100
Fx: 650-853-3115

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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