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The City Manager's Office implements the policies and goals of the City Council and provides leadership, coordination and development of City departments. The City Manager's Office helps resolve issues by promoting communication among the City Council, citizens and staff. The City Manager's Office develops the City Council agenda for regular meetings, workshops and retreats.

The City Manager is the only employee hired by the City Council. The City Manager implements the City Council’s policies and oversees all City departments.

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Frequently Requested Information

  • How do I contact the City Council?
    Email or visit the Council webpage for individual Councilmembers' contact information.

  • What is a City-Manager form of government?
    In council-manager government, the City Councilmembers are the leaders and policymakers elected to represent the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to citizens’ needs and wishes.
    The manager is appointed by Council to carry out policy and ensure that the entire community is being served effectively.

  • How can I provide comment to the City Council?
    To comment on a Council agenda item without attending a meeting, simply fill out a comment form before 4:00 p.m. on the meeting date and your input will be distributed to Council before the meeting. To comment at a meeting, review the Council meeting comment procedures.