The City Attorney, as chief legal advisor to the City, renders advice to the City Council, City Commissions and Committees, and to City officers and employees.
The City Auditor leads an Office dedicated to advancing an effective City government through independent, high quality audits, advisory services and investigations. Work is focused on providing value to the City by identifying improvements that have the potential to make City operations more efficient and stronger for the public.
The duties of the City Clerk include providing meeting and administrative support to the Long Beach City Council, various committees and commissions.
As chief administrative officer of the City, the City Manager is directly responsible for the efficient administration of all City government departments, with the exception of elective offices and the semi-autonomous commission-controlled departments.
The City Prosecutor prosecutes all criminal cases arising from misdemeanor violations of City ordinances or State laws.
The Civil Service Department assists in the employment process to recruit, test, and place the best qualified and most capable people to perform City jobs.
The Department of Development Services is responsible for planning and overseeing the physical development and revitalization of the City.
Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Communications
The Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Communications Department centralizes the direction and support of planning, coordination and management of disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery, as well as protect lives and property through effective communications while maintaining the safety of first responders.
Our Economic Development Department is comprised of real estate and finance experts to guide businesses through the wide variety of services available.
The Department of Financial Management administers the financial affairs of the City and serves as primary financial adviser to the City Manager.
More than fighting fires, the Long Beach Fire Department improves community preparedness with a variety of services including disaster preparedness classes.
Under the direction of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, the Harbor Department is responsible for managing, promoting and developing the Port of Long Beach.
Health and Human Services
Mission: To improve the quality of life of the citizens of Long Beach by addressing the public health and human services needs ensuring that the conditions affecting the public's health afford a healthy environment in which to live, work and play.
Through the development and implementation of citywide personnel policies and procedures, the Human Resources Department assists other City departments in acquiring, developing and retaining high-quality employees.
The Long Beach Public Library provides a strong public library system throughout the City.
Long Beach Airport (LGB)
Long Beach Airport serves nearly three million commercial airline passengers annually, offering direct flights throughout the United States with easy domestic and international connections.
Long Beach Gas & Oil
The Long Beach Gas & Oil Department is a municipal utility owned and operated by the City of Long Beach. The Oil Properties Bureau is responsible for subsidence control measures through the daily injection of more than 45 million gallons of water into areas from which oil is extracted in order to properly maintain surface elevations.
Long Beach Transit
Long Beach Transit takes you just about anywhere you want to go in Long Beach, Lakewood and Signal Hill. 34 bus routes and nearly 2000 bus stops provide fast, reliable service.
Mayor and City Council
There are nine elected council members elected by the constituents of their district and a citywide elected mayor.
Parks, Recreation & Marine
From community parks to aquatic facilities, animal care and contract classes, the Parks, Recreation & Marine Department provides a multitude of services.
Along with protecting the general community of Long Beach, the Police Department has wide variety of crime prevention and family assistance programs.
The Department of Public Works is organized into five bureaus focusing on the delivery of services to the community.
Technology & Innovation
Technology & Innovation provides a wide variety of internal support services for other City departments.
To continue to develop and deliver a dependable and plentiful supply of water bettering all applicable standards is the goal of the Long Beach Water Department.