The city manager, appointed by City Council and serving at its pleasure, is the city's principal administrative officer. It is the city manager's responsibility to see that all policies and ordinances of the city are enforced. He exercises supervision and control over all administrative departments and divisions. His other duties include:
- Advising City Council both on current and future needs of the city and on the day-to-day operation of the city government
- Developing and administering the city's annual budget
- Recommending adoption of measures he believes to be necessary or desirable
- Participating in all regular meetings of City Council to provide information (although he does not vote)
The city manager issues weekly reports to City Council.