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Changing the City’s Direction: An Opinion

Original post made by Martin Engel, Menlo Park: Park Forest, on Aug 13, 2007

The new city manager of San Jose, Debra Figone states: “The city manager is the CEO of the city government. He or she works for the board of directors, which are the mayor and the City Council. The business we serve, or are there to lead, is the city government of San Jose.” That’s a useful metaphor.

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