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Information Technology

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The Information Technology Department (I.T.) is responsible for network administration; software development and installation; maintenance of hardware and software, including upgrade and replacement; database management; and the support and oversight of all the technology-related products and services for all departments within the City of Costa Mesa. Its daily activities include, but are not limited to, maintenance of all computer systems; insuring security is up-to-date and functioning properly; maintenance of a help desk to troubleshoot computer-related problems; and ensuring that employees are connected and the City websites are working properly and safely.

Currently headed by Steve Ely, the I.T. Director, the department has three divisions:

  • I.T. Administration
  • Systems and Programming
  • Computer Operations and Networking

The I.T. Administration coordinates and supervises the Department's activities; manages IT resources for the City; and advises the City Council and C.E.O. on computer-related technological issues.

Systems and Programming supports and enhances applications for Public Safety and City services. It also coordinates systems implementations, maintenance, and processing solutions for ad hoc data processing requests and internet/intranet environments.

Computer Operations and Networking operates and monitors network and computer equipment in support of Public Safety and City services in a 7x 24 environment.

You may contact Steve Ely at (714) 754-4891