What is the City Manager's function?

The City Manager is hired to serve the Mayor and Commission and the community and to bring to the local government the benefits of training and experience in administering local government projects and programs on behalf of the governing body. The Manager prepares a budget for the Mayor and Commission's consideration; recruits, hires, and supervises the government's staff; serves as the Mayor and Commission's chief adviser; and carries out the Mayor and Commission's policies. The Mayor and Commission and citizens count on the Manager to provide complete and objective information, pros and cons of alternatives, and long-term consequences.

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1. What is the Commission-Manager form of government?
2. Is it a responsive form of government?
3. What is the Mayor and Commission's function?
4. What is the City Manager's function?
5. Does the City Manager participate in policy determination?
6. Are all Commission-Manager governments structured the same way?
7. How much citizen participation is possible under Commission-Manager government?