City Manager's Office
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As the main contact for Saratoga’s elected officials, the City Manager, James Lindsay, acts as a liaison between the City Council and employees, and provides guidance and oversight to City staff in fulfilling the City Council’s objectives. The City Manager is directly responsible for the implementation of Council policies.

The City Manager serves in a capacity similar to the CEO of a private company. As such, he or she is responsible for hiring city staff, ensuring financial accountability, and administering all City programs.

Contact Info:
James Lindsay, City Manager

In addition, the City Manager’s Office oversees the following programs, services, and projects:

  • Community and intergovernmental relations
  • Community relations and communications with other government entities
  • Police services under contract with Santa Clara County
  • Solid waste and recycling
  • City website
  • City Commissions
  • Records Management
  • Public Records Requests

Contact the City Manager's office at 408.868.1216 (Debbie Bretschneider, Executive Assistant to the City Manager)

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