Welcome to the City of Colton!
Colton is a diverse community where tomorrow's contributors pursue their dreams in an attractive and safe environment abundant with opportunities for educational and economic advancement.
The City of Colton is proud of its growing role as a center for new business, residential, and employment opportunities in the County of San Bernardino. A comprehensive transportation network, available underdeveloped land, a skilled, ready-to-work labor pool and a viable partnership between business, City and County government contributes vitality to an already established commerce.
The City is focused on the high quality of living, education, job creation, community health, public safety, housing, retail, recreation, arts and culture, and infrastructure for development that is sustainable over time. Colton will be a destination for visitors and a home for anyone seeking a sense of community and a high quality of life.
Historically, Colton has worked hard to make our City one of the best places in Southern California to work, live and enjoy life-and that single goal remains true today.
Appointment & Duties
The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to implement and maintain the City Council's goals and objectives, policies, and priorities. The City Manager is responsible for developing and recommending programs to ensure the economic development and financial vitality of the City; manage and coordinate the development of the City's annual budget and preparation of the agenda for the City Council; oversees the preparation of the City's long term capital improvement plans and financing strategies; and administering the day-to-day operations of the City.
Form of Government
The City of Colton is a general law city operating under the "Council-Manager" form of government. A general law city is one that operates under the laws and rules established by the State of California. The City Manager is a full-time professional manager, and also serves as the chief legislative advocate on issues of major significance to the City (such as the Delhi Sands Flower-Loving Fly, Per Chlorate Water Contamination, 3-5 Storm Drain Funding, Funding for Major Projects, etc.).