City Manager's Department


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.

Programs & Services

The City Manager's Department oversees the following programs, services, and projects:

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