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Office of the City Manager

  • About the Office of the City Manager

    The Office of the City Manager provides oversight and direction to ensure that all departments are responding to City Council goals, applying policy consistently, identifying key issues that need Council direction, keeping abreast of the changing needs of the community, and planning the services, programs and projects that will ensure Pasadena maintains its status and character as a great community in which to live, work and play.

  • Steve Mermell, City Manager

    Steve-Mermell  Mr. Mermell was appointed as the permanent City Manager by unanimous vote of the City Council and assumed his duties July 11, 2016. As City Manager he is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City and is charged with supervising, coordinating, and administering the various functions of the City. He has direct responsibility for all departments, divisions, and offices of the City with the exception of the City Attorney/Prosecutor and City Clerk which are separately appointed by the City Council.

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  • Julie Gutierrez, Assistant City Manager

    Julie  Ms. Gutierrez serves as liaison between the City Manager’s Office and the departments of public works, transportation, finance, human resources, information technology, and water and power. In addition she is responsible for tracking legislative issues and is the staff liaison to the City Council’s Legislative Policy Committee and provides coordination of City Council agenda reports between the City Manager’s Office and the City Clerk’s Office.

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  • Nicholas Rodriguez, Assistant City Manager

    nick_sm.png  Mr. Rodriguez received his Bachelor’s Degree as a College Scholar of the College of Arts and Sciences from Cornell University and his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1977, and worked as an attorney for both El Centro De Accion Social, Inc., and Gronemeier, Barker & Huerta before joining the City Attorney’s Office for the City of Pasadena, serving as the lawyer for the Rose Bowl Operating Company and several City Departments from 1989 to 2012, eventually becoming the City’s Chief Assistant City Attorney.

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  • Contact Us


    100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228
    Pasadena CA 91109
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    General (626) 744-4333

    Office Hours 7:30am-5:30pm

    Open M-Th and every other Fri
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