City Administration

Appointments of City Officials

Under provisions of the Charter, the City Council enacts local legislation, adopts a budget, determines wide-ranging policies and objectives, and appoints the city manager, city secretary, and city attorney.

City Manager Responsibilities

The city manager is charged with the duties of executing the laws and administering the government of the city. As the chief executive officer and head of the administrative branch of the city government, the city manager is given the power and duties to:

  • Appoint and remove all department heads and all other employees in the administrative service of the city;
  • Keep Council advised of the financial condition and future needs of the city, including the preparation of the budget, and make appropriate recommendations;
  • Perform other necessary duties as prescribed by the Charter or required by the Council; and
  • Prepare and submit to Council a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the city.