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500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94039-7540

(650) 903-6301


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Incorporated November 7, 1902, the City of Mountain View operates under a Council-Manager form of government as established by the City Charter. Under this form of government, the seven member City Council provides legislative direction and sets City policy. The City Manager serves as the City's chief administrative officer and is responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of the City. The City Manager also appoints City department heads, with the exception of the City Attorney, City Clerk and City Auditor, all of whom are appointed by the City Council.

As the City's chief administrative officer, the City Manager is responsible for the:

  • Professional leadership in the administration and execution of policies and objectives formulated by the City Council.
  • Effective and efficient management of the City organization.
  • Dissemination of accurate information regarding City programs and services and community issues through a public information program.
  • Promotion of the City's best interests in interactions with other levels of government.

Contact the City Manager's Office at (650) 903-6301 or city.mgr@mountainview.gov

Daniel H. Rich, City Manager

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