Office of the City Manager Austin’s contact number

Department/Office Interim City Manager Jesús Garza
Physical Address City Hall 301 W. 2nd, 3rd Floor Austin, TX 78701
Mailing Address P. O. Box 1088 Austin, TX 78767
Phone 512-974-2200
Fax 512-974-2833

Interim City Manager Jesús Garza

About Austin’s Form of Government

Austin operates under a “Council-Manager” system of government. In this model, the Mayor and City Council are responsible for all legislative functions of the City. They appoint a professional City Manager who operates much like a CEO in private-sector businesses and who is tasked with carrying out City Council’s legislative and policy objectives.


The Austin City Manager is responsible for:

  • Preparing a $5.5 billion budget for Council consideration and managing its passage
  • Managing a City staff of more than 16,000 employees, including overseeing recruiting and hiring
  • Directing operations
  • Recommending policies and programs to City Council, and carrying out Council policies
  • Spearheading key initiatives

Bruce Mills, Interim Assistant City Manager


  • Austin Fire
  • Austin Police
  • Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Downtown Austin Community Court
  • Forensic Science
  • Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Veronica Briseño, Assistant City Manager


  • Austin Convention Center
  • Development Services
  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Planning

Robert Goode, Interim Assistant City Manager


  • Austin Water
  • Aviation
  • Capital Delivery Services
  • Transportation & Public Works
  • Watershed Protection

Stephanie Hayden-Howard, Assistant City Manager


  • Animal Services
  • Austin Parks & Recreation
  • Austin Public Health
    • Homeless Strategy Office
  • Austin Public Library
  • Austin Resource Recovery

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