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Assistant City Managers

LEYNE MILSTEIN, Assistant City Manager

Leyne MilsteinLeyne has served as the City's Finance Director since 2008 and has over 20 years of experience in local and state government. Leyne first joined the City in 2005 as a Principal Policy Analyst and also served as the Budget Manager.  Prior to joining the City of Sacramento, Leyne worked for the State of California as Director of the Information Technology and Support Management Division for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; as an analyst at the California Department of Finance; and as staff to the State Public Works Board.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California at Davis and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University Hayward.  In addition, Leyne served as the President of the Fiscal Officers Department of the League of California Cities (League), is current a member of the League of Board of Directors, and was a member of the Government Finance Officers Association Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy. 

Michael Jasso, Assistant City Manager

Michael Jasso

Michael Jasso, Assistant City Manager, maintains direct oversight of the Office of Innovation and Economic Development and the Community Development Department. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Princeton University, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. 

Michael comes to Sacramento from Chicago, serving as Chief for the Bureau of Economic Development of Cook County, IL (Cook County is the second most populous county in the United States.) There, he oversaw three County departments along with a cross-cutting office of economic development. Among other successes, he led the creation and implementation of Cook County's strategic economic development plan.

Michael has also served as Managing Deputy Commissioner for Chicago’s Department of Housing and Economic Development, specifically overseeing the Bureau of Economic Development, Chief Development Officer for the Chicago Housing Authority helping to manage the third largest public housing authority in the nation, and led the Tax Increment Finance Program on behalf of the Mayor for the District of Columbia Government.

Mario Lara, Assistant City Manager 

Mario Lara is currently serving as the Assistant City Manager for Public Safety, City of Sacramento, a position he assumed on May 21, 2022. He provides executive oversight of the Police Department, Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management, and Department of Community Response. Prior to his current position, Mario served two and a half years as the City’s Director of Youth, Parks & Community Enrichment (YPCE).

Mario’s public service career spans almost three decades with a broad range of experience including fiscal and policy oversight for law and justice and public safety departments (Trial Court, Sheriff, District Attorney, Police, Fire) in municipal and county agencies. Mario also served in the United States Army.

In 1995 he graduated with honors from Loyola Marymount University with bachelor’s degrees in both Business Administration and Economics, and he earned an MBA from California State University, San Bernardino.

Hector Barron, Assistant City Manager

Hector Barron, Assistant City Manager, provides direct oversight of the Department of Public Works, Department of Utilities, and Climate Action in the City Manager’s Office. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis. He is also licensed in the State of California as a professional Civil Engineer and Traffic Engineer.

Over his 30-year career, Hector has achieved a wide range of experience in areas including water, transportation, sewer and storm drainage and parks. He joined the City of Sacramento in 2000. In 2017 he was appointed Public Works Director, where he managed the City’s second largest department, with its seven diverse divisions and 735 employees. Under his leadership, he implemented implicit bias training to all managers, launched the Vision Zero campaign, collaborated to make Sacramento one of the first 5G cities and facilitated a $44 million investment by Electrify America.

With the City of Sacramento, he also held the position of City Traffic Engineer, where he led the development of the City’s Pedestrian Crossing Guidelines. He also planned and approved more than 15 “complete streets” projects and was the department lead in several other high-profile projects including Golden 1 Center, Fix I-5 and Fix 50. Prior to joining the City, Hector worked for the Department of Engineering and Transportation in Modesto and the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles.