The City of Madera employs over 265 full time as well as 60 part time employees and is the largest full-service city in Madera County directly providing to residents and businesses all the essential public services:
The City's annual operating budget is $80-million and capital budget $70-million. Madera is serviced by a variety of city departments and divisions that do everything from providing public safety and recreation to implementing public works projects and facilitating the building construction process within the city limits. While city departments in large part drive the day-to-day operations of local government, they also provide a variety of direct, citizen-oriented services.
Each department maintains a section within the city's website that provides both background information as well as details about ongoing programs and how the public can interface with the various components of Madera’s government. Because Madera is a full service city, residents are not required to deal with a myriad of agencies for municipal services, therefore resulting in elected officials, city management and staff being directly responsible for the delivery of quality of public services and customer satisfaction.