The City Government is dedicated to promoting the highest quality of life for our citizens.
- We treat each other with honesty, dignity, consideration and respect.
- We are committed to providing high quality service while keeping taxes and service charges reasonable.
- We always look for a better way.
- We know that active partnerships with the community are vital to our success.
- We know that the City is in the business of customer service, and the citizens are our shareholders.
- Laws and regulations are necessary to promote the health, safety and welfare of our community, and we apply them fairly and reasonably.
- We recognize that employees are one of our greatest assets, so we select them with care, treat them with fairness, and promote their professional development.
Adopted by the City Commission on April 25, 1994.
The City Attorney works directly for the City Commission by guiding and conducting the legal affairs of the city government, including drafting ordinances (laws), resolutions (policies), and contracts for approval by the City Commission. In addition, the City Attorney and legal staff assist the City Manager and City departments with all legal matters including:
- The review of land development plans and documents.
- Prosecution of code cases.
- Conduct labor relations.
- Defense and prosecution of civil court cases.
- General legal assistance to all employees on city matters.
The Office of the City Clerk functions as the official record custodian, official custodian of the seal of the City, supervisor of City elections, and the City records management and records disposition.
The City Clerk is responsible for attending all City Commission meetings, keeping the official minutes of all meetings of the City Commission, assisting in the preparation of official documents, countersigning official documents, attesting to all city documents, and codifying and recording all local laws, ordinances, resolutions and legal documents adopted by the City Commission.
The City Clerk handles the sale of city cemetery plots, researching public records requests, publishing legal notices, updating and distributing supplements to the City Code and updating City Financial Disclosure Statements.