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City of La Palma
7822 Walker Street
La Palma, CA 90623
Ph: (714) 690-3300
Fx: (714) 523-2141
City Manager
Laurie Murray
City Manager

La Palma City Hall
7822 Walker Street
La Palma, CA  90623

Ph: (714) 690-3334
Fx: (714) 523-2141

7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday - Thursday
The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City and is appointed by the City Council to oversee the proper administration of all City business.

In this role, the City Manager provides executive leadership, direction, review, and coordination of all City departments and operations.

Among other things, the City Manager is expected to:
  • Enforce all City laws and ordinances
  • Appoint and remove department heads and City employees
  • Offer professional advice on all aspects of the City's operations
  • Review all City Council agenda material for content and the appropriateness of departmental recommendations
  • Prepare and submit the annual City Budget and Capital Improvement Plan
  • Continuously monitor the City's financial position and needs

ICMA Code of Ethics
The City Manager is a member of the International City/County Management Association and strictly adheres to the ICMA Code of Ethics. Adopted in 1924, the ICMA Code of Ethics creates a foundation for excellence in local government management. The Code requires leadership in a management structure committed to equity, transparency, integrity, stewardship of public resources, political neutrality, and respect for the rights and responsibility of elected officials and residents. By following its tenets, democratic local governance is strengthened.