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City Manager

The City Manager is hired to serve the Mayor and Council and the community in administering local government projects and programs on behalf of the governing body.

The City Manager works with the finance director to prepare a budget for the Mayor and Council's consideration; serves as the Mayor and Council's chief adviser; and carries out the Mayor and Council's policies.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Enforce municipal laws
  • Direct daily operations to the city
  • Supervise all programs and services provided by all city departments
  • Oversight of all hiring, firing, disciplining and suspensions
  • Public relations, such as meeting with citizens, citizen groups, businesses, and other stakeholders


    Craig Jones

    City Manager


    209 E. Kern St.
    Taft, CA 93268

    Phone: (661) 763-1222 Ext. 111
    Fax:  (661) 765-2480

    8:00 a.m. to 5:00


    Michelle Kincaid

    Michelle Kincaid

    Administrative Asst. to the City Manager

    (661) 763-1222 Ext. 112 


    City of Taft
    209 E. Kern St Taft, CA 93268
    Phone: (661) 763-1222  |   Fax: (661) 765-2480
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