Chapter 2.08CITY MANAGER

Sections:

2.08.010
Office of the City Manager Established - Appointment.
2.08.020
Duties of City Manager.
2.08.030
Creation of Departments, Offices and Positions.
2.08.010Office of the City Manager Established - Appointment.

Pursuant to the provisions of Sections 35A.13.010 and 35A.13.090 of the Revised Code of Washington, there is hereby established for the City of Lakewood, the office of City Manager. Such office shall be appointive and all appointments to such office shall be made by the City Council. (Ord. 11 § 1, 1995.)

2.08.020Duties of City Manager.

The City Manager shall be the chief executive officer and head of the administrative branch of the City government. The City Manager shall be responsible to the Council for the proper administration of all affairs of the City. The City Manager shall be eligible to attend all meetings of the City Council, regular and executive. The City Manager shall be the chief purchasing agent, and shall have purchasing and contracting authority on individual purchases or contracts as provided by the City’s Purchasing Policy. The City Manager shall have all of the powers, and shall perform each and all of the duties specified by Chapter 35A.13 RCW, together with any other duties or authority which may be conferred upon such office by the City Council or by the laws of the State of Washington pertaining to city managers, or the Ordinances or Resolutions of the City, as they now exist or may hereafter be amended. (Ord. 662 § 1, 2017; Ord. 11 § 2, 1995.)

2.08.030Creation of Departments, Offices and Positions.

The City Manager is authorized to create, eliminate, consolidate and modify such departments, offices and positions as the City Manager may find necessary or advisable for the efficient operations of the City and to determine the powers and duties of each department, office and position. The City Manager may delegate to any officer or position any duties required or authorized to be performed by the City Manager. The City Manager shall designate an Acting City Manager to be responsible during extended absences of the City Manager from the City. (Ord. 11 § 1, 1995.)