City of South Pasadena, FL
Pinellas County
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[Amended 6-13-1995 by Ord. No. 95-06, Ref. of 3-5-1996]
[Amended 9-24-1996 by Ord. No. 96-11, Ref. of 3-4-1997; 6-26-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-03, Ref. of 3-5-2002]
At the first regular meeting of the City Commission in March of each year, the Commission shall designate, by majority vote, one Commissioner to be Commissioner of Public Safety, one Commissioner to be Commissioner of Public Works, one Commissioner to be Commissioner of Finance and one Commissioner to be Commissioner of Community Improvement. Department designations shall be effective for a period of at least one year. If a vacancy occurs on the Commission(s) during the year, the individual appointed to fill the vacancy shall assume the department duties of the Commission member he or she has replaced. If the entire Commission is replaced pursuant to § 2.03(k) of this Charter, the replacement Commissioners shall each, at their first regular meeting, designate department assignments. The Mayor shall be Commissioner of Administration. These titles may be amended by ordinance. Commissioners shall be directors of the respective City departments and shall supervise and direct that department through the head of the department. The Commissioner of each department shall have the right to appoint or dismiss the head of the department in accordance with adopted City employment policies, subject to the approval of a majority of the entire Commission.
[Amended 6-26-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-03, Ref. of 3-5-2002]
The head of a department shall have the authority to appoint and/or dismiss any employee within that department in accordance with adopted City employment policies, subject to approval by the Commissioner of that department. Each department head, under the direction of the respective Commissioner of that department, shall supervise and direct the operations of, and be accountable for, that department.
[Amended 6-26-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-03, Ref. of 3-5-2002]
The Commission shall appoint a City Attorney who shall be responsible only to the Commission. The Commission shall have the power to employ special legal counsel whenever in their discretion it is necessary or may be deemed advisable for the preservation and protection of the City's interest. The City Attorney shall be an attorney-at-law in good standing and shall be the legal advisor and counsel for the City and for all officers and departments thereof in matters relating to their official duties, giving advice in the form of written opinions. Copies of all written opinions shall be kept on file in the City Clerk's office. The City Attorney shall institute and defend all suits for and on behalf of the City; prepare all contracts, bonds and other instruments in writing to which the City is a party; approve the form and correctness of all ordinances, resolutions, contracts, bonds and any other instruments or obligations of the City; and perform such other duties as directed by the Commission.
There shall be a City Clerk appointed by the City Commission, who shall be head of the Department of Administration under the direction of the Commissioner of Administration. The City Clerk shall perform all duties assigned by state law or ordinance, resolution or direction of the City Commission.
[Added 12-10-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-08, Ref. of 3-17-2020]
The Commission shall appoint a City Administrator, as needed, who will serve as the head administrative officer of the City. The City Administrator shall perform all duties which have been delegated by the City Commission and will perform, at a minimum, the following:
Assists the Mayor, all Commissioners and City Attorney in the areas of planning, project scheduling, budgeting, City activities and drafting of legislation.
Assists the Commission in overseeing and coordinating all full-time, part-time, and contracted employees of the City, with the exception of the City Attorney.
Serves as the Administrator of the department head management team and assigns project management and/or coordination of responsibilities to appropriate department heads and reports such assignments to the Commission.
Administers rules and regulations governing city operations, interprets, analyzes and explains policies, procedures and programs to city staff and public.
All other functions as delegated by the City Commission either by motion or by resolution.