El Segundo is a key employment center for high technology industry and headquarters for many companies, including: Unocal, Mattel Toys, DIRECTV, Boeing, Infonet, Xerox, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Chevron, The Aerospace Corporation, L.A. Lakers, Kings and Sparks. An increasingly diversified revenue base supports excellent public services delivered with pride. The city takes pride in fostering achievement and innovation in providing the best customer service.
Located in southwest Los Angeles County, the city is adjacent to the Pacific Ocean and borders Los Angeles International Airport. Major thoroughfares into the city are the 105 Century/Glen Anderson and 405 San Diego Freeways. It is a full service, general law city with a five member council and City Manager form of government. Its daytime population exceeds approximately 70,000 with a resident population of approximately 16,000. The City has about 300 employees and a 2000-2001 fiscal year total budget of approximately $72 million dollars.