The Administration department staff members provide management for city-wide operations, coordinate meetings of the City Council and handle day-to-day functions including legal matters, accounting, financing, facilities management, human resources, information technology, licensing, records management, risk management and public communications.
The City Administrator serves as the chief executive and administrative officer of the city. He or she directs and coordinates the activities of all departments, department heads and employees of the city. The City Administrator reports directly to and is under the supervision of the City Council. He or she assists the council in their duties, ensures that the laws and ordinances of the city are enforced, and acts as the personnel director of the city.
The City Administrator appoints and supervises all non-elected department heads and employees, except the City Attorney, Municipal Prosecutor and the Municipal Judge, who are appointed and removed from office by the City Council.
Other key administrative staff members include the Deputy City Clerk and Director of Finance and Administrative Services.
- The Deputy City Clerk keeps the journal of the proceedings of the Council, attests by her signature all ordinances and resolutions and maintains them as public record. The Deputy Clerk keeps the corporate seal of the City, attests to all official acts of the City and administers city licensing. Current licensing includes Liquor, Arborists, and Multiple Vendor Event permits. The Deputy Clerk is responsible for providing proper public notice and publication of such notice, when required, in a timely matter. The Deputy Clerk is responsible for maintaining and updating the Municipal Code.
- The Finance and Administrative Services Director is responsible for the annual budget, utility bills, accounts payable, payroll, debt, investments, information technology, insurance, vital statistics (birth and death certificates) and other financial or administrative matters.
For budget purposes the Administration department also includes the costs associated with council meetings, including the salaries of all elected officials.