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The city manager, as the chief administrative officer, is responsible for the proper administration of all city affairs. The manager of the city shall:

A. Appoint city employees and administrative officers, except as otherwise provided by this code; they may hire necessary administrative assistants as authorized by budget, and appoint, suspend, or remove subordinates;

B. Suspend or remove by written order city employees or administrative officers except as provided otherwise in this code;

C. Supervise enforcement of city laws;

D. Prepare the annual budget and capital improvement programs for the city council;

E. Execute the budget and capital improvement programs as adopted;

F. Keep the city council informed of city finances and operations by submitting to the city council written statements and reports, including but not limited to:

1. Monthly financial statements of year-to-date expenditures and revenues;

2. Monthly departmental written operational reports; and

3. A city manager-written operational report to be included in council packets for each regular council meeting;

G. Report to the city council at the end of each fiscal year on the finances and administrative activity of the city;

H. Prepare and make available for public distribution an annual report on city affairs;

I. Serve as city personnel officer unless the council authorizes them to appoint a personnel officer;

J. Direct and supervise the administration of:

1. The functions of all city officers and employees except as provided otherwise in this title,

2. The care and custody of all city buildings and of all real property of the city, except as provided otherwise by AS 29.33.050,

3. The construction, maintenance and operation of all city roads, bridges, drains, buildings, and other public works;

K. Execute other powers and duties specified by Alaska law or lawfully prescribed by the council;

L. The city council shall designate by resolution a city administrative officer to act as manager during the manager’s absence or disability. [Ord. 20-23 § 2, 2020; Ord. 160 § 1, 1985.]