City of Dana Point

The City of Dana Point (population 34,264) is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego in the southern part of Orange County. Dana Point is characterized by nearly seven miles of prominent coastal bluffs, beaches and rolling hills along the Pacific Ocean. The City’s business sector is comprised of recreation amenities located within the harbor region; resident and tourist serving businesses; hotels and five-star resort facilities such as the Ritz Carlton and Monarch Beach Resort.

Incorporated in 1989, the City operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City operates with a hybrid in-house/contract model for providing services such as planning, building, administration, finance, emergency services, police, public works and parks/recreation and has an annual General Fund operating budget of approximately $34 million.

The City’s primary mission is to provide high quality services, and to maintain and enhance the community’s environment and quality of life. This is accomplished through the efforts of employees and contractors who demonstrate a strong customer service orientation and high levels of professional excellence.

"Harboring the Good Life."