City Manager's Office

 In Alameda, the City Manager is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for providing policy support and recommendations to the City Council. As chief executive officer, the City Manager provides the leadership and direction for the operation and management of all City departments.


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Jennifer Ott, City Manager

Jennifer Ott, City Manager of the City of Alameda, has over 20 years of experience working in City government, including for the City of Hayward where she served as Assistant City Manager and Development Services Director and 13 years previously for the City of Alameda from 2005 to 2018 primarily as the Base Reuse and Transportation Planning Director.

Phone Number:  510-747-4700 

Jen Ott, City Manager

Amy Wooldridge, Assistant City Manager

Sarah Henry, Communications & Legislative Affairs Officer

Lisa Fitts,Community Development Manager
Housing and Human Services

Michelle Koka, Executive Assistant

Jodi Owens, Executive Assistant


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The City of Alameda adopts an annual Legislative Agenda(PDF, 289KB) to guide the City’s legislative advocacy efforts during the year. By adopting a Legislative Agenda, both staff and the City Council are able to react quickly to most legislative issues as they arise and ensure there is a formal City position on a variety of legislative matters. Having a Legislative Agenda in place also allows the City to continue to engage in legislative efforts that impact the City should they be placed on the ballot for voters to consider. The 2021-22 Legislative Agenda(PDF, 289KB) was adopted by the City Council in February 2021.

The City works with Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Schreck and Akerman LLP for State and Federal lobbying needs.

At the State level, over the last year our lobbyists worked with staff to send approximately 100 support letters from the City on legislation supported in the City's annual legislative agenda. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they represent the City's needs when COVID related funding proposals are addressed. They are also working on amending the surplus lands act that may have a negative impact on Alameda Point development.

At the Federal level, our lobbyists are focused on three main issues. First, we continue to seek funding for the VA medical facility and columbarium construction, that will be located at Alameda Point. Second, we are working with the US Army Corps of Engineers on funding for a study to determine the cost of removing the Fruitvale Avenue rail bridge. And third, we are working to identify and secure funding for the City from COVID-19 relief bills.

Please contact Sarah Henry, Communications & Legislative Affairs Officer, with questions at