The City is governed by the statutory Council-Manager form of government. The powers of the city are vested in the City Council. In a statutory Council-Manager city; the terms of the elected officers shall be staggered so that at any one general municipal election; the following officers are to be elected for a four-year term:
Councilmembers from Ward 1 and Ward 2.
Councilmembers from Ward 3, Ward 4 and Councilmember-at-Large.
Election of City Councilmembers
Councilmembers shall be residents and registered voters of the city. Councilmembers from wards shall be actual residents of their respective wards at the time of their candidacy and election, but the removal of a Councilmember from one ward to another within the City after his election, or change in ward boundaries, shall not disqualify him from completing the term for which he was elected.
Election of Mayor & Vice-Mayor
The Council shall elect from among its members a Mayor and a Vice-Mayor. The Mayor and Vice-Mayor shall be elected in each odd-numbered year at the first Council meeting held after Council terms begin, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and they shall serve until their respective successors have been elected and qualified.