§ 31.197  DUTIES AND AUTHORITY.
   (A)   It shall be the duty of the Director of Public Services, subject to the ordinances of the city and under the general supervision of the City Manager within the authority granted by the City Council, to provide day to day coordination and long-range planning and budgeting direction for the operations and functions of the Engineering, Streets and Sanitation, and Water Departments, which operations and functions shall be as set forth in greater detail in other sections of this subchapter.
   (B)   In carrying out the aforementioned coordination and long-range planning duties the Director of Public Services shall have the authority to provide general supervision and direction to the Superintendent of Engineering, Superintendent of Streets and Sanitation, and the Superintendent of Water, such being department heads of the Engineering, Streets and Sanitation, and Water Departments. He or she shall also have such assistants and subordinates as may be required from time to time for the proper discharge of his or her office, subject to the approval of the City Manager and within authority granted by the City Council. The aforementioned department heads, assistants and subordinates shall be employed in a manner consistent with the approved personnel policies and practices of the city.
   (C)   The Director of Public Services shall keep accurate records showing the operations, accomplishments and expenses of his or her office, and shall make reports thereof periodically to the City Manager in such manner and at such times as shall be prescribed by the City Manager, which reports shall in turn be transmitted by the City Manager to the City Council from time to time as may be required by the City Council.
   (D)   It shall be the duty of the Director of Public Services, and he or she shall have the authority, to enforce all of the ordinances, rules and regulations of the city pertaining to areas, facilities, equipment and appurtenances thereto, that are within or under the jurisdiction of the departments under his or her general supervision and direction as hereinbefore described. The Director of Public Services shall have the authority to delegate such responsibilities and authority to the Superintendents of Engineering, Streets and Sanitation, and Water, or to one or more of his or her assistants or subordinates as he or she may deem necessary for the proper enforcement of such ordinances, rules and regulations, and for the proper and efficient functioning of the office of Director of Public Services.
   (E)   The Director of Public Services shall perform such other duties as the City Manager and the City Council may from time to time direct, except such as shall by statute or ordinance devolve upon other officers or departments of the City, or upon other agencies, either governmental or private.
   (F)   Wherever, in any ordinance, resolution, rule, regulation or directive of the City, reference is made to the Commissioner of Streets or to the Superintendent of Public Works, such reference shall be interpreted to mean the Director of Public Services, and all powers, authority, duties and responsibilities conferred upon the Commissioner of Streets or the Superintendent of Public Works in any ordinance, resolution, rule, regulation or directive of the City shall be considered as being conferred upon the Director of Public Services.
(Prior Code, § 34-12)