Our City Charter established Fremont as a Council-Manager form of government. The Council is a 5-member board, including the Mayor.
The Mayor and Council appoint a City Manager who serves at the Council’s pleasure. The Manager is present during meetings to give advice and make recommendations on policy and other issues; the Council may or may not adopt them and may modify the recommendations.
The City Manager is bound by whatever action the Council takes and is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the Council’s adopted policies and direction. The Council in turn supervises and evaluates the Manager’s performance.
In general, the functions of the Council and Manager are as follows:
General Functions of the City Council
Respond to citizen concerns
Represent various segments of the community
Appoint and direct the City Manager and City Attorney
Establish City policies by enacting ordinances and resolutions