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Article III - City Manager

3.1 City Manager
The City Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the City. The City Council, by majority vote of all members, shall appoint a City Manager who shall serve at the pleasure of the City Council and at a salary fixed by the City Council. The City Council shall appoint a City Manager within a reasonable time after a vacancy exists in the position. The City Manager shall be chosen on the basis of executive and administrative qualifications with particular emphasis on actual experience and knowledge of the duties of the office. During tenure in office, the City Manager shall reside within the corporate boundaries of the City.

3.2 Acting City Manager
(a) During the period of any vacancy or extended absence in the office of City Manager, the City Council shall appoint an Acting City Manager.

(b) The City Manager may appoint an employee of the City as Acting City Manager during the temporary absence of the City Manager.

(c) Any Acting City Manager shall have all responsibilities, duties, and authority of the City Manager during a vacancy in office or during the temporary absence or disability of the City Manager.

3.3 Powers and Duties
The City Manager shall be responsible to the City Council for the proper administration of all affairs of the City placed in the City Manager's charge. The City Manager shall have the following powers and duties:

(a) Supervise the enforcement of laws and ordinances of the City;

(b) Appoint, promote, suspend, transfer, and remove all administrative employees of the City in accordance with the provisions of the personnel merit system.

(c) Appoint managerial employees on the basis of executive and administrative abilities;

(d) Prepare a proposed budget and submit it to the City Council, and administer the adopted budget;

(e) At the end of each fiscal year, prepare and submit to the City Council a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the City; and upon request of the City Council, report on the affairs of the City supervised by the City Manager;

(f) Advise the City Council of the financial condition of the City and make recommendations to the City Council for future City needs;

(g) Exercise supervision and control over all administrative departments and recommend to the City Council any proposal the City Manager believes advisable to establish, alter, consolidate, or abolish administrative departments;

(h) Exercise responsibility for the enforcement of all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the City in any contract or franchise, and report violations thereof to the City Council;

(i) Attend meetings of the City Council and participate in discussions with the City Council in an advisory capacity;

(j) Inform the public concerning approved plans and activities of the City Council and of the City Administration; and

(k) Perform such other duties as prescribed in this Charter, by ordinance, or by the City Council, that are not in conflict with this Charter.

3.4 Removal
The City Council, upon a vote of the majority of all members of City Council, may remove the City Manager or any Acting City Manager from office. However, the City Council shall provide the City Manager or any Acting City Manager with notice of its intent to consider such removal at its next regular or special meeting.

3.5 Annual Review
The job performance of the City Manager shall be evaluated annually by the City Council. The City Council shall review such evaluation with the City Manager.