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City Manager’s Duties

  • To be responsible to the Council for the efficient administration of all departments of the City government.

  • To see that all laws and ordinances are enforced.

  • To appoint, with the consent of the Council, heads of several City departments who appointment is not otherwise specified in the City Charter, and to direct and supervise such department heads.

  • To give to the proper department or officials ample notice of the expiration or termination of any franchises, contracts or agreements.

  • To see that all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the City or its inhabitants in any public utility franchise, or in any contract, are faithfully kept and performed.

  • To recommend an annual budget to the Council and to administer the budget as finally adopted under policies formulated by the Council and to keep the Council fully advised at all times as to the financial condition and needs of the City.

  • To recommend to the Council for adoption such measures as may deem necessary or expedient; and to attend Council Meetings with the right to make recommendations and answer questions but not to vote.

  • To exercise and perform all administrative functions of the City that are not imposed by charter or ordinance upon some other official.

  • To be responsible for the maintenance of a system of accounts of the City, which shall conform to any uniform system required by law and by the Council and to generally accepted principles and procedures of government accounting. The Manager shall submit financial statements to the Council quarterly, or more often as the Council directs.

  • To act as Purchasing Agent for the City and in such capacity shall purchase all supplies and equipment and dispose of the same in accordance with procedures established by the Council.

  • To perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the charter of the City or required of the Manager by ordinance or by direction of the Council.

How is the City Manager Appointed?

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council for an indefinite period. Except for the purpose of inquiries, the City Council addresses administrative services through the City Manager.

What positions are appointed by the City Manager?

With the exception of the Clerk, Attorney, Comptroller-Internal Auditor, Treasurer and Assessor, the City Manager appoints all other administrative officers of the City. The Treasurer and Assessor are recommended to the Council by the City Manager.