Department & Contract Services Department
The City Manager is responsible for implementing the policy decisions of the City Council and for the management and coordination of the day-to-day operations of the City. Responsibilities include overall supervision of all City departments and direct coordination with the City Council, as well as public information, intergovernmental relations, economic development, and franchise management. The Assistant City Manager works in conjunction with the City Manager in the management of the daily operations of the City and will stand in for the manager in situations where the manager is otherwise absent or engaged in other city business.
The City Attorney is the primary legal advisor to the City Council, its Commissions and City departments. Major activities include providing accurate legal advice and direction to ensure that the City's operations conform to all federal, state, and City laws, as well as representing the City in legal proceedings. These services are provided on a contract basis by an outside legal firm.
The Finance Director is responsible for City budget preparation and compliance, accounting and financial reporting, debt issuance and management. Assisting the Finance Director is the City Treasurer, an elected official, who oversees the investment of City funds and business licensing.
The City Clerk coordinates and administers the City's records retention and management; maintains the legislative history, including preparation of City Council minutes, resolutions and ordinances; and is the custodian of the City Seal and all official City records. In addition, the City Clerk is responsible for preparing and publishing all legal notices for the City; receiving and processing initiative petitions. Other duties include the administration and enforcement of the Local Conflict of Interest Code as well as federal and state laws regarding election and campaign financing disclosure; and coordinating the municipal elections. This is an elective position.
General Fiscal Services
The General Fiscal Services provided include: payroll, accounts payable and receivable, revenue collection, grants administration and financial reporting. A payment service counter is maintained for the payment of utility billing services for water and sewer, building and planning department fees and traffic fines levied in the City.
Other services provided include, information services, communications and office equipment services, purchasing and stores, and risk management.