joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss the fantastic changes that are in store for the city. New commercial retail spaces including residential complexes will replace the former Oak Ridge Mall area. The city has also received TVA grants that will be used to revitalize some of the existing housing stock into more energy efficient homes.
The City Charter establishes the City Manager as the chief executive officer of the City. The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of City Council. The City Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating the operations of the municipal government in order to implement Council policies in an effective, and economic manner. In carrying out these responsibilities, the Manager interprets and implements Council-determined policy; oversees the enforcement of all laws and ordinances; appoints and removes department heads and employees on the basis of merit; exercises control and supervision over all departments; prepares and recommends annual operating and capital improvement budgets; screens and prepares agenda materials; recommends legislation that appears necessary and desirable; advises Council of the financial conditions and future needs of the City; informs the public through reports to Council regarding the operation of City government; represents the City in its relations with the public, the press, and other governmental and private agencies; and performs such other duties as may be described by the City Charter or required by ordinance or resolution of Council