(a) Appointment, Salary. There shall be a City Manager who shall be the executive officer of the City; to be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the City Council. The City Manager shall be chosen on the basis of administrative qualifications and shall be paid a salary, fixed by the Council, commensurate with responsibilities.
(b) Removal. The City Manager may be removed from office by motion of the City Council adopted by at least three affirmative votes.
(c) Ineligibility. No person shall be eligible to receive appointment as City Manager while serving as a member of the City Council, nor within one year after ceasing to be a City Councilmember.