The position of City Administrator was created by the city's Charter, which was adopted by voters in 1976. The City Council appoints and may remove the City Administrator. The City Administrator executes the policies established by the City Council and administers the affairs of the City consistent with the City Charter.
There are three primary duties set by the Charter for the Administrator:
Administer and coordinate the overall activities of the City in accordance with the goals and policies established by the Council
Communicate the needs of the City, staff, and other governmental agencies by providing information to the City Council for action and / or policy guidelines
Present a balanced budget to the Council for their consideration and report quarterly on its status