Sec. 4.  Responsibilities and duties of the city administrator.
   The City Administrator shall be the chief administrative officer of the city.  He shall be directly responsible to the city council for the administration of all city affairs placed in his charge by or under this charter, or by ordinance.  He shall have the following responsibilities and duties:  (Sp. Elec. 4/7/70)
   (a)   He shall appoint and, when he deems it necessary for the good of the city, suspend or remove any city employee or appointive administrative officer provided for by or 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.  (Sp. Elec. 4/7/70)
   (b)   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.  (Sp. Elec. 4/7/70)
   (c)   He shall attend all city council meetings and shall have the right to take part in discussion but may not vote.  (Sp. Elec. 4/7/70)
   (d)   He shall see that all laws, provisions of this charter and acts of the city  council, subject to enforcement by him or by officers subject to his direction and supervision, are faithfully executed.  (Sp. Elec. 4/7/70)
   (e)   He shall prepare and submit the annual budget and capital program to the city council.  (Sp. Elec. 4/7/70)
   (f)   He shall submit to the city 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.  (Sp. Elec. 4/7/70)
   (g)   He shall make such other reports as the city council may require concerning the operation of the city departments, offices and agencies subject to his direction and supervision. (Sp. Elec. 4/7/70)
   (h)   He shall keep the city council fully advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the city and make such recommendations to the city council concerning the affairs of the city as he deems desirable.  (Sp. Elec. 4/7/70)
   (i)   He or the Acting City Administrator shall execute, attested by the City Clerk all contracts for amounts exceeding $25,000 and such other documents as may be authorized by the City Council, and not prohibited by law.  The Purchasing Agent may authorize contracts of $25,000 or less in accord with this Charter and the purchasing ordinance of the City on the terms set forth in such ordinance.  (Sp. Elec. 4/7/70; Gen. Elec. 12/1/81; Sp. Elec. 11/2/99)
   (j)   He shall draft for the consideration of the city council such ordinances and resolutions as may be necessary for implementing and supplementing the provisions of this charter as to organization and procedures, as well as any other ordinances or resolutions necessary for the conduct of the affairs of the city.  (Sp. Elec. 4/7/70; Gen. Elec. 11/6/01)
   (k)   He shall perform such other duties as are specified in this charter or as may be required by the city council or by ordinance.  (Sp. Elec. 4/7/70)