The City Manager position was created by a vote of the community when the City Charter was adopted in 1971. The City Manager is hired by the City Council. He/she is responsible to them for his actions.
The City Manager is responsible for the daily administration of the city. This includes preparation and submission of an annual budget to be adopted by the City Council and administration of the budget through out the fiscal year. In addition, the City Manager is responsible for all employees in the city, except the City Secretary and City Attorney, who are also hired directly by the City Council. There are currently 199 full time employees with the city.
The City Manager is responsible for providing information to the City Council regarding policy and administrative issues that may need to be decided by the Council.