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  City Departments

Administrative Services
The Administrative Services Department comprises Finance, Human Resources (employment opportunities), and Information Technology.
Arts, Recreation & Community Services
The Arts, Recreation & Community Services Department oversees Recreation, Civic Arts Education, the Lesher Center for the Arts, and the Bedford Gallery. It also arranges for the exhibition of public art.
City Attorney
The City Attorney advises and represents the City Council and City staff on all legal matters. He prepares ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases, bond indentures and other legal documents.
City Manager
The City Manager's office carries out City Council policies and directs the activities of the various City departments and services. The City Manager may recommend programs and clarify procedures for the Council but is bound by the decisions of the Council in his or her own actions. The office is responsible for communications and outreach, Economic Development, Emergency Preparedness, and Parking Management. The City Clerk's Office is also under the umbrella of the City Manager's office.
Community & Economic Development
The Community & Economic Development Department is responsible for issuing Building Permits and building related Inspection Services; City Planning/Zoning and special land use studies; Economic Development to maintain its vibrant economic position in the region; and, handling Nuisance Code violations and abatement proceedings. It also oversees revisions and updates to the Walnut Creek General Plan.

Community Development Department also provides staffing services to the Planning Commission and Design Review Commission
Police
The Police Department is responsible for maintaining law and order in the City. The Patrol Bureau provides general police services and responds to citizens' requests for assistance. It also uses volunteers such as Reserve Officers and Explorers to supplement the activities of the regular officers. The department also handles traffic and parking enforcement, crossing guard services, emergency calls (911), citations and crime investigations. It conducts a crime prevention/Neighborhood Watch program and provides group tours of the Police Department upon request.
Public Services
The Public Services Department is responsible for the Parks and Open Space division, Engineering and Maintenance Services Division and Traffic Engineering and Transportation. Engineering Services includes planning, design and inspection of public construction projects and oversight of the Capital Improvement Program.