COVID-19: The City of Hermosa Beach is operating under LA County Public Health SAFER AT HOME ORDER currently in effect, with some limited re-openings. The beach re-opened for individual active use beginning Wednesday May 13. Find response and recovery information from the City of Hermosa Beach at and sign up to receive updates.

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The City of Hermosa Beach is a general law city and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. 

Elected Officials - voters elect a five-person City Council and a City Treasurer.  In November 2019, voters approved Measure CC to change the City Clerk to an appointed rather than elected position; for more on City elections, click here.

Appointed Officials - the City Council is responsible for appointing a City ManagerCity Attorney and City Prosecutor

City Departments - the City Manager directs the day-to-day operations of the City with the assistance of staff which includes the following departments:

Boards & Commissions - the City Council appoints volunteer Board & Commission members to provide Council, staff and the public with advice, expertise, and approvals on various matters including building code interpretation, personnel, parks/recreation/special events, development projects/planning and public works/capital improvement program projects. 

Community Advisory Groups - the City Manager may create informal Community Advisory Groups to assist staff with specific topics or projects:

  • Access Hermosa Working Group
  • Community Police Advisory Board
  • Emergency Preparedness Advisory Board
  • Library Advisory Group
  • North School Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan Stakeholder Group

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