The City Manager's office is responsible for the City's day-to-day operations including oversight of 12 City departments. The City Manager and Assistant City Manager are accountable for the overall management of the city's 1,500 full-time and part-time employees delivering a full range of municipal services to the community with the total annual operating budget of over $500 million in all funds.
On November 9, 2023, the City Council named Police Chief Eric G. Parra to serve as Interim City Manager. Parra has more than 35 years of law enforcement experience, serving in various leadership roles. Prior to becoming the Chief of Police for the City of Huntington Beach, Parra served as the Chief of Police for the City of Alhambra and as Division Chief with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Parra holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University of Long Beach in Criminal Justice, and also earned his Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law, and is licensed by the State Bar of California. Parra will remain the Chief of Police while assuming his new role as Interim City Manager.