The Administration Department of the City of Solvang includes the City Manager, City Clerk and City Attorney.
The City Manager is appointed by City Council and is the administrative head of the City and is responsible for the efficient administration of all affairs of the City which are under his control including personnel, organization, laws and ordinances. He has a duty to see that all franchises, contracts, permits and privileges granted by the City Council are faithfully observed and to recommend to the City Council for adoption such measures and ordinances as he deems necessary.
The City Clerk performs all City Council support services, is the official custodian of all City records, and is responsible for the recording and filing of all ordinances, resolutions, and motions which may be enacted by the City Council. The City Clerk also serves as the City's Risk Manager and Emergency Coordinator.
The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public. The City Clerk acts as a compliance and filing officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act. The City Clerk manages public inquiries and relationships and arranges for ceremonial and official functions.
The City of Solvang contracts for City Attorney services with the firm of Hanley and Fleishman, LLP.