San Marino's Lacy Park, Old Mill, and Taiwanese Sister City

San Marino is home to one of the world’s greatest cultural, research, and educational centers the Huntington Library. A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California. Huntington was also a man of vision – with a special interest in books, art, and gardens.

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Carson Council/Manager Relationship

What is a City Manager? Imagine your city government as a football team, with skilled players and keen instincts, ready to lead a drive to the goal line. On the field is the City Council, acting in every way as the city’s coaching staff. The Council scopes out the challenges ahead, devises the plays, and prepares the team for success, but no matter how exciting the plans are, they can’t be implemented without the quarterback.

City Managers are like that quarterback. They relay the plans from the coach to the team, and organize the city employees to move the ball down the field for a touchdown. They are the vital connection between planning and execution that every city depends on. City Managers oversee the operations and finances of cities to make sure the City Council’s policy direction becomes a reality.

James L. Dear – Mayor

Julie Ruiz-Raber – Mayor Pro Tem

Elito M. Santarina – Councilmember 

Mike A. Gipson – Councilmember

Lula Davis-Holmes – Councilmember

David C. Biggs – City Manager

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CITY TESTIMONIALS

Doing More With Less

“The tough economic times have taught us to embrace a new philosophy in governing -- to do more with less” – Mayor Jim Dear

Jewel City

“Carson is the ‘Jewel of the South Bay’” – Mary Anne O’Neal, former Council member and local volunteer