Government

The City Government is described as a six-person Council with the Mayor being a member of the Council, but not having a vote. The mission of the Legislative Services Department is to enact ordinances and resolutions, approve an annual budget and make other financial policy decisions, direct and supervise the City Manager, ensure that services are provided in a cost-effective manner, provide nominal compensation, as well as training and education, for elected officials and Planning Commission members, and provide policy direction for the benefit of the City, its residents, and businesses. To accomplish these important objectives, it is acknowledged that ongoing preparation and planning is realized, relationship development with neighboring public officials is attained, and that private enterprise groups are encouraged to participate in the future growth of the City.