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 City Departments
City Attorney  (805) 449-2170
City Clerk  (805) 449-2151
City Manager  (805) 449-2121
Community Development  (805) 449-2323
Cultural Affairs  (805) 449-2700
Finance  (805) 449-2200
Fire  (Ventura County)   (805) 389-9710
Human Resources  (805) 449-2144
Library  (805) 449-2660
Police  (805) 494-8200
Public Works  (805) 449-2400

Thousand Oaks is a General Law City with a council/manager form of government. Under this type government, our City Council is the policy-making body, appointing the City Manager who is responsible for carrying out policy.

The Council consists of five members elected from the city at-large. Councilmembers serve four-year staggered terms. Municipal (local) elections are held in November of even-numbered years. The Council annually selects a Mayor who presides over City Council meetings which are scheduled on Tuesday nights approximately two times per month. (The month of August is recessed.) Besides appointing a City Manager, Council duties include appointing a City Attorney and members of committees and commissions, adopting a two-year budget, enacting legislation and establishing City policy.

City departments bring programs and services to life. Each department oversees multiple municipal functions and programs. Each is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service to all residents and businesses located in the City.