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The City Manager shall be the head of the administrative branch of the City government and be responsible to the City Council for the proper administration of all departments, agencies and business of the City. Without limiting the foregoing general grant of powers, responsibilities and duties, the City Manager shall have power and be required to:

(A) appoint, suspend, or remove all department heads and officers of the City (subject to the provisions of Charter Section 500, and excluding the City Attorney, the City Clerk, and their appointees), and pass upon and approve all proposed appointments and removals by department heads and other appointive officers;

(B) prepare the City budget, which shall include a capital improvement plan, submit such budget to the City Council for its consideration and approval as required by Article X of the Charter, and administer the approved budget after adoption;

(C) prepare and submit to the City Council as of the end of the fiscal year a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the City for the preceding year;

(D) keep the City Council advised of the financial condition and future needs of the City and make such recommendations as the City Manager determines to be necessary or appropriate;

(E) prepare and periodically update rules and regulations governing the contracting for, purchasing, storing, distribution or disposal of all supplies, materials and equipment required by any office, department or agency of the City government and submit them to the City Council for adoption by ordinance;

(F) recommend to the Council for adoption such agreements, actions and ordinances as the City Manager may deem necessary or appropriate;

(G) appoint such advisory boards and committees as may be necessary or desirable to advise and assist in the work of the City Manager; provided, however, that the members of such boards shall not receive any compensation;

(H) ensure, in coordination with the City Attorney’s office, City compliance with the laws of the State pertaining to the City, the provisions of this Charter and the ordinances of the City; and

(I) perform such other duties consistent with this Charter as may be required by the City Council.