The City Administrator's Office is responsible for implementing the policy decisions of the City Council and for the management and coordination of the day-to-day operations of the City. Responsibilities include overall leadership of all City Departments and direct coordination with the City Council, as well as public information, intergovernmental relations, economic development, and utility and franchise management.
City Administrator Paul Eckert also serves as the City Finance Director. As our City’s Finance Director, Paul prepares comprehensive business assistance packages for new and existing companies, including local and state incentives, loan programs, and development agreements. Paul works closely with companies and is the primary contact for many State of California programs.
The City Attorney is the primary legal advisor to the City Council, its Commissions and City Departments. Major activities include providing accurate legal advice and direction to ensure that the City's operations conform to all federal, state, and City laws, as well as representing the City in legal proceedings. These services are provided on a contract basis by an outside legal firm.
City Clerk Function
The City Administrator's Office coordinates and administers the City's records retention and management; maintains the legislative history, including preparation of City Council minutes, resolutions and ordinances; and is the custodian of all official City records. In addition, the Office is responsible for preparing and publishing all legal notices for the City; receiving and processing initiative petitions. Other duties include the administration and enforcement of the Local Conflict of Interest Code as well as federal and state laws regarding election and campaign financing disclosure; and coordinating the municipal elections. The City Clerk functions are assigned to the City Administrator.
The City Administrator's Office is responsible for administering the City's economic development services. The City has a number of CDBG and EDBG grants that exist to further economic development and housing rehabilitation. Services include grant writing, general administration of grants, activity delivery and grant reporting.
With the assistance of Finance staff, the City Administrator's Office provides a safe, healthy, and positive working environment for our City of Gridley employees. Primary responsibilities include benefits administration, classification and compensation, labor and employee relations, recruitment and selection, organizational development and training, and workers compensation administration. Human Resources also serves as a resource for former Gridley employees, potential new employees through the recruitment and selection process, and other government agencies. The City of Gridley supports workforce diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Gridley does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, religion, national origin, race, color or disability.