The City of Martinez CA is a municipal corporation with 130 employees. The city provides quality community services with the aim of providing a community that offers quality places for residents and businesses to live, work and play. These community services include public safety services to protect resident health and safety, recreation and park services for resident enjoyment and infrastructure investment to support business services and development.

The City of Martinez is governed by a five-member elected city council. The mayor and four council members are elected to four-year terms on an overlapping basis. The city council is responsible for representing the Martinez citizens and providing policy direction to the city manager. The city manager is responsible for implementing council policies to provide services to the community.

The City of Martinez adopts a two-year budget every other year. The budget allocates the resources – both staff and financial – to provide municipal services. The total budget each year of the current two-year cycle is approximately $50 million.