The City Manager shall be the chief executive officer and head of the administrative branch of the city government, except as herein provided. He shall be responsible to the City Commission for the proper administration of all affairs of the city and to that end subject to provisions provided for in this charter he shall have power and shall be required to:
      (1)   Appoint and, when necessary for the good of the city, remove all officers and employees of the city, except as otherwise provided by this Charter, and except that he may authorize the head of a department or office to appoint and remove subordinates in such department or office;
      (2)   Fix the salary of officers and employees within the scope of the pay scale plan approved by the City Commission as set forth in Section 235;
      (3)   Endorse on all contracts, bonds and other instruments in writing in which the municipality is interested his approval of the substance thereof;
      (4)   Prepare the budget annually and submit it to the City Commission, and be responsible for its administration after adoption;
      (5)   Prepare and submit to the City Commission, as of the end of the fiscal year, a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the city for the preceding year;
      (6)   Keep the City Commission advised of the financial condition and future needs of the city, and make such recommendations as may seem to him desirable;
      (7)   Perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this Charter or required of him by the City Commission, not inconsistent therewith. (Special Acts, Ch. 61-2712, § 12)
Editor's note:
   Section 12 of Ch. 61-2712 ratified by the electors on August 15, 1961, amended subsection (2) of § 28 of Ch. 57-1754 to read as hereinabove set out.