City Manager – General Information

The City Manager’s Office implements decisions established by the Aliso Viejo City Council, and the coordination of those efforts through the different City departments. The City Manager’s Office provides administrative direction to all departments and is responsible for enforcing all laws and ordinances. Aliso Viejo’s City Manager is David Doyle.

The City Manager’s Office assists the City Council in the development and formulation of policies, goals and objectives, and keeps them informed of important community issues. It provides administrative direction to the City’s executive directors and is responsible for managing the activities and operations of the City, ensuring the provision of quality services. The City Manager’s Office is also responsible for representing the City’s interests throughout the region and beyond through coordination of international activities, receiving foreign officials and promoting business development with foreign countries.

The City Manager’s office includes legislative support, policy implementation, budget development, strategic planning and legal service functions. Economic development, human resources, risk management, and contract administration within the City Manager’s Office fall under the Administrative Services Director. Aliso Viejo’s Administrative Services Director is Glenn Yasui.

Economic Development

Aliso Viejo is well-known as a strong and lively community designed to meet the growing needs of individuals, families, professionals and enterprising businesses. The City supports a thriving business community with companies such as Pacific Life Insurance Co.; United Parcel Service (UPS); Clarient; Valeant Pharmaceuticals; Q-Logic; Lennar Homes; Buy.Com; Fluor Daniel; Pepsi Bottling, Inc.; Shea Homes; the Renaissance ClubSport Hotel; and Bausch and Lomb.

Building on this competitive base, the City’s economic development programs encompass several services that provide a direct benefit to existing Aliso Viejo businesses as well as prospective businesses looking to expand or relocate to this dynamic south Orange County community. The City’s goal is to enhance the business-friendly environment in Aliso Viejo and bring economic vitality to the community.

Click on the following links for more information:
Regional Business Assistance

Economic Development Video

Human Resources

Human Resources includes administration of the City’s classification and compensation plan (click here for employee compensation); benefits programs; disciplinary and grievance procedures; recruitment and selection processes. The City’s goal in Human Resources is to attract and retain a highly talented and qualified workforce. The city posts current job openings online. If you enjoy working in a challenging and inventive work environment and are interested in providing excellent municipal services to a community with high standards, you are encouraged to apply for a position with the City of Aliso Viejo.

Risk Management

The City of Aliso Viejo is a member of the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CJPIA), which consists of more than 120 public agencies. The City obtains insurance policies and various risk management services through CJPIA. The City Manager’s Department administers liability claims, workers’ compensation claims and safety programs. For more information about CJPIA, click here.

Contract Administration

Aliso Viejo provides a majority of municipal services on a contractual basis through other public agencies and private companies. The City Manager’s Office administers an array of contracts including the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Orange County Fire Authority, City of Mission Viejo Animal Services and Doctor’s Ambulance.


Contact the City Manager’s Office
Phone:(949) 425-2510
Fax:(949) 425-3899



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