Corpus Christi has a Council-Manager form of local government. Policies are set by the Mayor and Council who are elected by the citizens. Policies are carried out by the City Manager. The Council decides what is to be done and the City Manager implements it with the assistance of the entire City Staff.
City Manager, Peter Zanoni Services
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City Manager, Peter Zanoni
Peter Zanoni has lived in South Central Texas for 22 years serving the San Antonio Mayor, City Council, and community. For the past nine years, Peter has served as Deputy City Manager, a second-in-command position, and Assistant City Manager. As part of a nationally recognized city management team, Peter succeeded in dramatically improving the City’s financial position, was instrumental in the development and implementation of a city-wide street repair and maintenance system, worked to improve public safety, and helped build a state-of-the-art emergency preparedness facility. He also worked on revitalizing San Antonio’s downtown, and improving its parks and neighborhoods, the public library system, the Development Services Department, animal control, homeless operations, the city’s drainage system, and worked to diversify the city’s water supply and helped improve its sanitary sewer system. Today, Peter is leading teams to execute on-time and within budget the City’s 2017-2022 Bond Program totaling $850 million in infrastructure improvements, the largest ever annual street maintenance and sidewalks program totaling $129 million, the implementation of this year’s unprecedented affordable housing investment for residents totaling $26 million, and the City’s first modern comprehensive land use and neighborhood planning process.
Prior to that, Peter served as the City’s Budget Director for six years overseeing the development of a $2.3 billion City budget with over 12,000 employees. Peter successfully balanced and managed annual budgets while also streamlining operations and increasing financial reserves from 3% to 10%. During that time, the City’s bond rating was upgraded to AAA, the highest possible rating and the first for the City of San Antonio which is America’s seventh largest city. Peter holds a Master of Public Administration from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Jacksonville University.
Peter’s wife of 21 years, LaJuana Hill Zanoni, together with their three sons, Tanner (age 19), Anello (age 15), and Nicoli (age 11), have enjoyed the spectacular Coastal Bend Region for over a decade from their family property north of Sinton in the farmlands of Saint Paul. They know first-hand that Corpus Christi is a great city and is on the rise with unprecedented opportunities for families and businesses. Peter will serve Corpus Christi’s Mayor, City Council, and the community to improve city services, city streets and infrastructure, public safety, and emergency preparedness while reducing waste and building a strong professional team. As City Manager, Peter will work hard every day to make beautiful Corpus Christi the very best place to live, work, and raise a family