The Mayor’s Office represents the head
of the executive / administrative branch of City Government. The Mayor
is responsible for the administration of all City affairs, including
approving local laws and ordinances; enforcing laws; and appointing
department heads and members of certain boards and commissions. All
City operations are overseen by the Office through the direct supervision of the Mayor and appointed senior staff.
administration performs the City's executive and central support
functions. These include strategic planning, developing and
implementing policy, preparing and administering the annual budget and
capital improvement plan, and coordinating the submission of legislation
to City Council. The offices of the administration are also
responsible for several centralized functions of the City government:
Personnel and civil service; communications and public information;
examining and evaluating City programs and processes through the Office
of Public Integrity; and the City's legal business.