The City Manager's office provides administration services for the management of the City to ensure that City Council policies and directives are carried out. This office also coordinates and directs the work of all City departments and employees. Responsibilities include preparing City Council agenda materials for Council meetings; preparing regular and special management reports; processing citizen inquiries and service requests; working with citizens and the media for public relations and information programs; maintaining intergovernmental relations with various federal, state, local and private agencies; developing and maintaining a sound personnel program; representing the Council during contract negotiations; and functioning as the Budget Officer. The Manager is responsible for the enforcement of ordinances and the expenditures of funds in accordance with the budget. The City Manager also makes recommendations to the Mayor and Council on legislation, financial programs, capital improvements, economic development and other administrative matters.