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There shall be a city manager who shall be the chief executive and administrative officer of the city. The manager shall be responsible to the council for the administration of all city affairs placed in the manager's charge by or under this charter.
4.011 Appointment. The council shall appoint a manager by a majority vote of all councilmembers. The manager shall be selected solely on the basis of administrative and executive qualifications. At the time of appointment, the manager need not be a resident of the city or state. However, should the manager change residency subsequent to his appointment, the manager shall reside within the city during his tenure.
4.012 Removal. The council may remove the manager by majority vote of all the councilmembers, by a resolution, which states the cause(s) for removal, unless by contract, cause(s) is not required.
4.013 Compensation. The compensation of the manager shall be fixed by the council and shall not be reduced during the manager's period of employment except by the consent of the manager.
4.014 Bond. The city manager shall furnish a surety bond to be approved by the council. The premium of the bond shall be paid by the city. The amount of the bond shall be fixed by the council.
4.015 Powers and duties. The city manager shall:
(a) Appoint, and when deemed necessary for the good of the city, suspend or remove city employees or appointive administrative officers provided for by this charter, except as otherwise provided by law, this charter, or personnel rules adopted pursuant to this charter. The manager may authorize any administrative officer who is subject to the manager's direction and supervision to exercise these powers with respect to subordinates in that officer's department, office, or agency.
(b) Direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the city, except as otherwise provided by this charter or by law.
(c) Attend council meetings unless excused by council, and then he should have a designated replacement.
(d) Ensure that all laws, provisions of this charter and acts of the council, subject to enforcement by the manager or by officers subject to the manager's direction and supervision, are faithfully executed.
(e) Prepare and submit the annual budget, budget message, and capital program to the council in a form provided by ordinance.
(f) Submit to the council and make available to the public a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the city as of the end of each fiscal year.
(g) Make such other reports as the council may require concerning the operations of city departments, offices and agencies, subject to the manager's direction and supervision.
(h) Keep the council fully advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the city and make such recommendations to the council concerning the affairs of the city as deemed desirable.
(i) Execute contracts on behalf of the city pursuant to the provisions of appropriation ordinances or resolutions.
(j) Perform such other duties as are specified in this charter or may be required by the council.
4.016 Supervision of departments. Except as otherwise provided in this charter or by general law, the city manager shall be responsible for the supervision and direction of all departments, agencies and offices of the city. All departments, offices and agencies under the direction and supervision of the manager, shall be administered by an officer appointed by and subject to the direction and supervision of the manager. With the consent of the council, the manager may serve as the head of one (1) or more such departments, offices or agencies or may appoint one (1) person as the head of two (2) or more of them.
4.017 Administrative code. The manager shall develop and keep current an administrative code for the purpose of implementing ordinances passed by the council.
(Ord. 92-28, passed 9-17-92) (Adopted by electorate 11-3-92)