City Manager

Latest Update: New City Manager Selected

October 3, 2018 - The Half Moon Bay City Council appointed Mr. Robert Nisbet as the new City Manager at its regular meeting on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Mr. Nisbet previously worked as an Assistant General Manager for the East Bay Regional Park District, the largest regional parks district in the country. Prior to that, he directed the General Services Department for the County of Santa Barbara and served as Public Works Director for the City of Carpinteria. 

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The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of Half Moon Bay, providing support to residents, members of the City Council, and staff. 

This position, appointed by the City Council, implements municipal policy and supervises the day-to-day operations of all city departments and staff, and is the liaison between the residents and the government, meeting with community members, businesses, and other stakeholders. The City Manager attends all City Council meetings, hires personnel, develops fiscal plans, regulates building activities, and maintains a unique understanding of how all city operations function together.

The City Manager is also responsible for preparing and managing the City’s budget for consideration and adoption by the City Council, which balances the costs of providing City services with its available financial resources.