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The City Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the City. He shall be responsible to the Council for the administration of all City affairs placed in his charge by or under this Charter. He shall have the following powers and duties:
1. He shall appoint, suspend or remove all City employees and appointive administrative officers provided for under this Charter, except as otherwise provided by law, this Charter or personnel rules adopted pursuant to this Charter. He may authorize any administrative officer who is subject to his direction and supervision to exercise these powers with respect to subordinates in that officer's department, office or agency.
2. He shall direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the City, except as otherwise provided by this Charter or by law.
3. He shall attend Council meetings, but shall have no vote therein. He shall have the right to recommend and introduce legislation and to take part in the discussion of all matters coming before Council. His recommendations and legislative requests, presented in writing to the Clerk of Council, must be on the agenda of the next regular meeting of Council.
4. He shall see that all laws, provisions of this Charter and acts of Council, subject to enforcement by him or by officers subject to his direction and supervision, are faithfully executed.
5. He shall prepare and submit the annual budget and capital program to the Council.
6. He shall submit to the Council and make available to the public a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the City at the closing of each fiscal year.
7. He shall make such other reports as the Council may require concerning the operations of City departments, offices and agencies subject to his direction and supervision.
8. He shall 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 he deems necessary.
9. He shall formulate and arrange contracts, franchises and agreements subject to the approval of Council. He shall sign all contracts, bonds and notes on behalf of the City, provided proper Council approval has been given.
10. He shall formulate job descriptions as deemed necessary for the City employees.
11. He shall perform such other duties as are specified in this Charter or as may be required by the Council.