The city has adopted and operates under the manager-council form of government. Pursuant to its provisions and subject only to the limitations imposed by the State Constitution and by this Charter (PDF), all powers of the City shall be vested in an elective council which shall enact local legislation, adopt budgets, determine policies and appoint the City Manager, who shall execute the laws and administer the government of the City. All powers of the City shall be exercised prescribed in this Charter, then in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance.