The city manager shall be the administrative head of the government of the city under the direction and control of the mayor and city council, except as otherwise provided in this article. He shall be responsible for the efficient administration of all affairs of the city which are under his control. In addition to his general powers as administrative head, and not as a limitation thereon, he shall have the powers set forth in the following subsections:
A. Law Enforcement: It shall be the duty of the city manager to enforce all laws and ordinances of the city.
B. Authority Over Employees: It shall be the duty of the city manager, and he shall have the authority, to control, order and give directions to all heads of departments and to subordinate officers and employees of the city under his jurisdiction through their department heads. (Ord. 1978-24, 6-15-1978)
C. Power Of Appointment And Removal: It shall be the duty of the city manager to appoint, remove, promote and demote any and all officers and employees of the city, subject to all applicable personnel ordinances, rules and regulations, except the city recorder, city treasurer, city attorney, police chief, fire chief, director of public works, director of leisure services, director of water services, director of energy services, and director of administrative services. The city manager’s recommendations on the appointment or removal of said department heads will be considered on the basis of merit by the governing body.
D. Administrative Reorganization Of Offices: It shall be the duty and responsibility of the city manager to conduct studies and affect such administrative reorganization of offices, positions or units under his direction as may be indicated in the interest of efficient, effective and economical conduct of the city’s business.
E. Ordinances: The city manager shall recommend to the mayor and city council for adoption of such measures and ordinances as he deems necessary.
F. Attendance At Council Meetings: It shall be the duty of the city manager to attend all meetings of the city council, unless at his request he is excused therefrom by the mayor or the city council, except when his removal is under consideration.
G. Financial Reports: It shall be the duty of the city manager to keep the mayor and city council at all times fully advised as to the financial condition and needs of the city.
H. Budget: It shall be the duty of the city manager to prepare and submit the proposed annual budget and the proposed annual salary plan to the mayor and city council for its approval. (Ord. 1978-24, 6-15-1978)
I. Expenditure Control And Purchasing: It shall be the duty of the city manager to see that no expenditures shall be submitted or recommended to the mayor and the city council except on approval of the city manager or his authorized representative. (Ord. 1978-24, 6-15-1978; amd. 2003 Code)
J. Investigations And Complaints: It shall be the duty of the city manager to make investigations into the affairs of the city and any department or division thereof, and any contract or the proper performance of any obligations of the city. Further, it shall be the duty of the city manager to investigate all complaints in relation to matters concerning the administration of the city government.
K. Public Buildings: It shall be the duty of the city manager to exercise general supervision over all public buildings, public parks and all other public property which are under the control and jurisdiction of the mayor and city council. (Ord. 1978-24, 6-15-1978)
L. Additional Duties: It shall be the duty of the city manager to perform such other duties and exercise such other powers as may lawfully be delegated to him from time to time by ordinance or resolution or other official action of the mayor and city council. (Ord. 1978-24, 6-15-1978; amd. 2003 Code)