City Manager Department
Marcella Marlowe, Ph.D., Interim City Manager
The City Manager, who is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council, acts as the “CEO” of the City, providing responsible management and efficient administration of the City. The Manager provides professional leadership in executing and administering City Council policies and coordinating City activities. Other responsibilities include providing information and recommendations to the Council, monitoring the City’s financial condition, responding to citizen inquiries and requests for information, assisting residents, overseeing City services and contracts, and supervising other City departments. The City Manager also serves as the liaison to other governmental agencies and as the representative on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Las Virgenes Malibu Council of Governments.