City Administration communicates and carries out activities in support of City Council’s vision.
This includes Human Resources, Financial Planning and Accessibility.
City council is an elected legislative body with the authority to pass municipal by-laws and budgets, make appropriations, and set local tax rates. They are also responsible for setting the vision and strategic priorities for the City.
Six council members and the Mayor are all elected at large for four-year terms. The Mayor also has a duty to provide leadership and direction to the council and to act as its head during deliberations. Council elections are held every four years.
By-laws are put in place by the City for a number of reasons including public safety, community values, and City accountability.
Property tax revenue is used by the City to fund important programs and services in the community such as road repairs, waste collection, and recreation as well as building and maintaining infrastructure.