As the administrative head of city government, the City Manager is appointed by the City Council to enforce municipal laws, direct daily operations of the City, make recommendations to the Council, prepare and observe the municipal budget, appoint and supervise all City department heads and employees, and supervise the operation of all City departments. The City Manager is responsible for implementing policies adopted by the City Council, preparing and submitting the annual budget, and for administering the day-to-day operations of the City.
Like most cities in California, Eastvale is a general law city run under the "Council-Manager" form of government. A general law city is one which operates under laws and rules established by the State of California. The "Council-Manager" form establishes a method of governance which allows for democratic participation, representation through City Council, professional implementation, and efficient operation that comes from a full-time professional manager.