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Sec. 501.  Administrative Departments.
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The City Council may by ordinance not inconsistent with this Charter provide for the creation of additional departments and the assignment of general functions to such added departments, and may also abolish specific functions performed and the department performing such abolished functions.

The City Manager shall be responsible for the organizational structure of all departments subject to the City Manager’s direction, including their divisions, sections, crews and other necessary unit components and shall assign duties, delegate administrative powers, and provide staff for the departments for which the City Manager is responsible.

The City Council shall control by budget the number and compensation of all positions, unless otherwise mandated by this Charter. Each department so created shall be headed by an officer designated as department head who shall be appointed by the City Manager, subject to the approval of the City Council.

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