The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and City Council for an indefinite term. The City has a Council Manager relationship, whereas, the City Manager serves as Chief Administrative Officer of the City and is responsible for the day-to-day operations, preparing the budget, and hiring and firing personnel and out the policies of the City and Ordinances adopted by the City Council.
Responsibilities - The city manager has several duties and responsibilities, which include but are not limited to:
Appoints the city department directors
Enacts policies and procedures to efficiently and effectively carry out the City Council's directives
Ensures that city services are performed to the highest standard in accordance with council goals and policies
Prepares, manages, and implements the annual budgets for the city and JPA Agencies and the city Capital Improvement Program (CIP) in support of City Council goals
Serves as an adviser to the City Council on policy matters impacting City of McFarland's community and the city organization
Supports the information and policy making needs of the council and implements council decisions