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City Administration
Appointments of City Officials
Under provisions of the Charter, the City Council enacts local legislation, adopts budgets, determines policies 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 and may authorize the head of a department to appoint and remove subordinates in his/her respective department
  • Keep Council advised of the financial condition and future needs of the city and make appropriate recommendations
  • Perform other necessary duties as prescribed by the Charter or required by the Council
  • Prepare and submit to Council a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the city
  • Prepare the budget annually, submit it to Council, and be responsible for its administration