The Administration Department is comprised of the City Manager, City Clerk, Human Resources and Risk Management, City Attorney and various support staff. Collectively, the Administration Department drives all functions of the City, providing day-to-day leadership and long-term strategic planning for all departments.  


The City Manager provides municipal services by effectively directing all City activities, finances and personnel. The City Manager is responsible for the implementation of policies and decisions established by the Stanton City Council and the coordination of those efforts through the City departments. 

The City Attorney defends or prosecutes legal actions in which the City is involved; prepares and reviews ordinances, resolutions, contracts, opinions, litigation and other related documents; apprises City officials of changes in statute or case law for the purpose of providing legal advice and ensures that City activities comply with all pertinent laws. The City Attorney attends all City Council, Successor Agency and Planning Commission meetings.

The City Clerk administers the City’s legislative processes. This entails conducting the City’s elections and serving as filing officer for the Political Reform Act; preparing agendas for City meetings, keeping accurate records of the meetings and complying with the open meeting law (Ralph M. Brown Act, California Government Code §54950 et seq.). The City Clerk maintains the City’s historical records as well as the Stanton Municipal Code and administers a City-wide Records Management program.

Human Resources staff conducts recruitment and selection of candidates for positions in the City service; administers the City's Personnel Rules and Regulations, and related policies; administers the City's employee benefits program including health, dental, retirement and life insurance; and coordinates various employee training and recognition programs. This program also provides administrative oversight of the City's General Liability, Workers Compensation, Property and other insurance programs.