The city manager is the chief administrative officer of the city, accountable to the City Council. The city manager serves as an adviser to the City Council on policy items impacting the Brea community and the city organization. The city manager appoints the city's executive directors and is responsible for ensuring that city services are performed to the highest standard in accordance with council policies. The city manager is responsible for the submission of the city's budget and implementation in support of City Council goals.
Recognizing that the City of Brea is not an "island unto itself," the city manager monitors and participates in regional issues that may affect the community. Some current regional issues include solid waste management, traffic, transportation, and regional governance issues.
The city manager is also responsible for the city's Legislative Program. Through this program, significant legislative and intergovernmental relations developments at the state and federal level are monitored.