City Manager's Office


Rob Johnson began his municipal career in 2000 in the Economic Development Department with the City of Oceanside. After a promotion to the CDBG Entitlement Analyst position in the Housing and Neighborhood Services Department in Oceanside, Johnson took an Analyst role with the City Manager’s Office in Murrieta, where he worked until January 2005. In early 2005, he was hired by Waste Management of the Inland Empire as the company’s first Recycling Compliance Manager. 2005 was quite a year of transition for Johnson, as he returned to municipal government as the Principal Analyst for the Public Works Department with the City of Corona. After a two year stint as the Business Manager for the Department of Water and Power, Johnson left Corona in 2009 for the newly incorporated City of Menifee. Rob began as a Senior Management Analyst in the City Manager’s Office and went on to hold numerous titles before becoming the 5th City Manager in the history of Menifee in November 2012. After successfully working to build up the community, Rob departed Menifee in late December 2016. In early 2017, the City of San Jacinto came calling and Rob was hired as the City Manager in February 2017. Rob holds a Master Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Villanova University, a single subject teaching degree (non-credentialed) from National University, and a Bachelor’s degree in History from Cal State University San Marcos.

The City of San Jacinto uses a Council-Manager form of local government. The City Council creates the policy for the city, while the City Manager, who is appointed by the City Council, acts as the executive director of the city.

Duties and responsibilities, which include:

• Appoints the city department directors
• Enacts policies and procedures to efficiently and effectively carry out the City Council’s directives
• Ensures that city services are performed to the highest standard in accordance with council goals and policies
• Prepares, manages, and implements the annual budgets for the city and city Capital Improvement Program (CIP) in support of City Council goals
• Serves as an adviser to the City Council on policy matters impacting San Jacinto’s community and the city organization
• Supports the information and policy making needs of the council and implements council decisions



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(951) 487-7330      
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Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Fridays, Weekends, and Holidays 
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595 S. San Jacinto Avenue
San Jacinto, CA 92583 



City Manager Rob Johnson
 City Manager 

Robert Johnson

Tara Magner
Economic Development &
Special Projects Administrator
Tara Magner

Administrative Analyst
Cynthia Espinosa