The mayor's responsibilities are primarily to preside at council meetings and to act as head of the city for ceremonial purposes and for purposes of military law. The mayor votes as a councilmember and does not have any veto power
A city commission is a form of municipal government in which individually elected officials serve on a small governing board, called a commission, that exercises both legislative and executive powers to govern the municipality. The commission contains a specified number of members, often five or seven.
The City Manager is appointed by the mayor and city commission and serves at their will. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the city and insuring all laws and ordinances are enforced equally
Open government strategies and initiatives are based on the principles of transparency, integrity, accountability and stakeholder participation.