Twenty Nine Palms Government

The City of Twentynine Palms operates under a Council/Manager Form of Government. In that form the City Council is responsible for the adoption of all laws, public policies, sets goals, designs strategies, adopts budgets and gives direction. The Council, presides over governance and appoints a professional administrator to carry out the day to day management of the City's affairs. The legislative authority of the city resides in the mayor and council, their power includes all policy-making responsibility for the municipality. In the Council/Manager form of Governance, the Council Decides, the Manager, as agent of the Council, Acts. The City Manager is charged with the duty of executing the policy decisions of the council under the direct and close supervision of the council.

Council expects the City Manager to:

  1. Be the chief administrative officer of the city and be responsible to the city council for the proper administration of all affairs of the city.
  2. Appoint and, when necessary, suspend or remove officers and employees of the city except as otherwise provided by the city charter or law, and to direct and supervise their work.
  3. Prepare the budget annually, and submit it to the council annually, together with a message describing its important features, and be responsible for its administration after adoption.
  4. Prepare and submit to the council as of the end of the fiscal year a complete report on the finances and administration activities of the city for the preceding year.
  5. Keep the council advised of the financial condition and future needs of the city and make such recommendations as he may deem desirable.
  6. Recommend to the governing body a standard schedule of pay for each appointed office and position in the city service, including minimum, intermediate, and maximum rates.
  7. Recommend to the governing body (from time to time) adoption of such policies as he may deem necessary or expedient for the health, safety, or welfare of the community, or health, safety, or welfare of the community, or for the improvement of the administrative services.
  8. Consolidate or combine offices, positions, or departments, or units under his jurisdiction, with the approval of the city council.
  9. Attend all meetings of the city council unless excused therefrom and take part in the discussion of all matters coming before the council.
  10. Supervise the purchase of materials, supplies, and equipment for which funds are provided in the budget.
  11. See that all laws and ordinances are properly enforced. Investigate the activities of the city or of any department or division.
  12. Investigate all complaints in regard to matters concerning the administration of the government of the city and in regard to service maintained by the public utilities in the city, and see that all franchises, permits, and privileges granted by the city are faithfully observed.
  13. Devote his entire time to the discharge of his official duties.
  14. Perform such other duties as may be required by council.

The City of Twentynine Palms is the home of Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters and Main Park Entrance (aka the North Entrance) and proud host of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, the world's largest Marine Corps training base. The City is renowned for its world class murals and artists, supportive business climate, pristine air, beautiful natural surroundings, desert and mountain vistas, and friendly family lifestyle. Beyond the last of the traffic lights, we are the gateway to the Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree National Park, the Mojave National Preserve, and the great California Outback. Enjoy our website, but we also invite you to experience the history, culture, lustrous starlit skies, breath-taking sunsets and sunrises in person.

City Hall

Administration, City Clerk, Planning, Building and Safety, Code Enforcement, and Council Chambers .
6136 Adobe Rd.
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

(760) 367-6799 Planning, Building and Safety, Code Enforcement Press 1 or ext. 1006 for Administration or City Clerk Press 4 or ext. 1003

Monday through Thursday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Finance Department

Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables and Business License.
73660 Civic Center Dr.
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

(760) 367-1972 or (760) 367-6799 for AP and AR Press 5 or ext. 1013 for Business License Press 6 or ext. 1012

Monday through Thursday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Parks and Recreation

74362 Joe Davis Dr.
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

(760) 367-6799 Press 2 or extension 1021

Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Public Works

6994 Bullion Ave.
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

(760) 367-7623 Press 7 or extension 1015

Animal Control & Palms-N-Paws Shelter

7086 Bullion Ave.
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

(760) 367-0157 Press 3 or extension 1018


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