Powers and Duties of the City Manager; excerpt from the City Charter (Chapter 3, Section 302):
The City Manager shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the City. The Manager shall be responsible to the Council for the administration of all City affairs placed under their charge by the Council or this charter, and shall have the following powers and duties:
A) The Manager shall appoint, prescribe the duties of, and, when necessary for the good of the service, remove all officers and employees of the City subject to their appointment, except as otherwise provided by law, this Charter, or personnel rules adopted by the Council subject to this Charter. The Manager may authorize any administrative officer who is subject to their direction and supervision to exercise these powers with respect to subordinates in that officer's department, office, or agency.