Article IV. City Administration
Section 4.01 City Manager
(A)The City Council shall upon approval of a majority of the full City Council appoint a City Manager who shall be the chief administrative and executive officer of the City, and shall be responsible to the City Council for the administration of the affairs of the City. (B)The City Manager shall be chosen by the City Council solely on the basis of executive and administrative training, experience, and ability. (C)The City Manager shall be appointed for an indefinite term and receive compensation as may be fixed by the City Council. (D)No member of the City Council shall, during the time for which he or she is elected, nor for one (1) year thereafter, be appointed City Manager. (E)The City Manager serves at the pleasure of the City Council. The City Council may by affirmative vote of the majority of the full City Council adopt a resolution removing the City Manager from office during a regular meeting. The action of the City Council in removing the City Manager shall be final, it being the intention of this Charter to vest all authority and fix all responsibility for such removal in the City Council. (F)The City Manager may, by letter filed with the City Secretary and subject to approval by the City Council, designate a qualified City administrative officer to be Acting City Manager to serve during the temporary absence or disability of the City Manager. The Acting City Manager serves at the pleasure of the City Council. The City Council may remove an Acting City Manager at any time
Section 4.02 Duties of the City Manager
The City Manager shall: (A)with the advice and consent of the City Council, appoint and remove all department heads of the City, except as otherwise provided in this Charter or by ordinance; (B)attend all meetings of the City Council, taking part in discussion but having no vote, and shall be notified of all special meetings of the City Council; (C)see that all laws, provisions of this Charter, and acts of the City Council, subject to enforcement by the City Manager or by officers subject to his or her direction and supervision, are faithfully executed; (D)prepare and submit the annual budget and capital program to the City Council; (E)submit to the City Council and make available to the public a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the City as of the end of each fiscal year; (F)keep the City Council fully advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the City and make such recommendations to the City Council concerning the affairs of the City; (G)make such other reports as the City Council may require concerning the operations of the City departments, offices, and agencies subject to his or her direction and supervision; and, (H)perform such other duties as are specified in the Charter or may be required by the City Council or the laws of the State of Texas.
Section 4.03 City Secretary
(A)The City Council shall appoint a City Secretary who shall report administratively to the City Manager, but may be removed from office only with the consent of the City Council. (B)The duties of the City Secretary shall be to: (1)prepare and post notice of Council meetings; (2)keep the minutes of proceedings of Council meetings; (3)authenticate by signature and record in full, in a book kept and indexed for that purpose, all ordinances and resolutions passed by the City Council; (4)hold and maintain the City Seal and affix the Seal to all instruments requiring it; and, (5)perform such other duties as may be specified by the City Council, City Manager, this Charter, or the laws of the State of Texas.