Administration & General Government

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 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 in consultation with the Mayor, 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 City Clerk and Director of Finance.

  • The City Clerk keeps the journal of the proceedings of the Council, attests by their signature all ordinances and resolutions and maintains them as public record. The 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 Clerk is responsible for providing proper public notice and publication of such notice, when required, in a timely matter.  The Clerk is responsible for maintaining and updating the Municipal Code.
  • The Finance 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. Annual reports, budgets and other reports produced by the Finance Department are available in the Financial Documents section of the Document Library.

For budget purposes the Administration department also includes the costs associated with council meetings, including the salaries of all elected officials.