CITY OF SAN DIEGO
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San Diego, the eighth largest city in the United States, boasts a diverse population of nearly 1.3 million residents
and a land area of 342 square miles. San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches
and a dazzling array of world-class attractions that include the downtown’s historic Gas Lamp Quarter, beautiful Balboa Park, and the world
famous San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, and Sea World San Diego. In addition, there are two beautiful bays including 4,200 acres around
Mission Bay Park. Despite its size, San Diego continues to have a comfortable small town atmosphere. Most destinations within town are less
than 20 minutes away by car. There are 26 accredited hospitals with more than 6,600
beds available, excellent schools, and highly recognized private and public colleges and
universities. The combination of one of the world’s most favorable climates, legendary
recreational opportunities, renowned center for education and research, wide
assortment of housing opportunities, and vibrant economy makes San Diego a very
desirable place to live and work.
The City of San Diego operates under a “Strong Mayor” form of government. Mayor
Jerry Sanders has put together a highly competent team of professionals committed to
holding government accountable, making ethics and customer service the foundation of
a new City Hall culture, and most of all, charting a new path for America’s Finest City. This
new path includes reviewing City operations and organizational structures as part of
streamlining efforts, including the functions of human resources entities within the City.
Mayor Sanders’ new path will lead to financial stability, transparent decision-making, and a restoration of public trust in government. The City of
San Diego’s balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2007 reflects revenues and expenditures totaling $2.6 billion.
The new Personnel Director is appointed by and repor