Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of the Atherton: Lindenwood neighborhood, on Jul 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm
Who asks:"Were you allowed to see the departmental evaluation report?"
I have not asked for it but I believe that Danielson did give it to the Council.
It is clear that Danielson is operating well within his authority as defined by the Town Code:
2.12.070 Powers and duties.
The city manager shall be the administrative head of the government of the town under the direction and control of the city council, except as otherwise provided in this chapter. He shall be responsible for the efficient administration of all the affairs of the town which are under his control. In addition to his general powers as administrative head, and not as a limitation thereon, it shall be his duty and he shall have the powers set forth in the following subsections:
A. To see that all laws and ordinances of the town are duly enforced and that all franchises, permits and privileges granted by the town are faithfully observed;
B. To control, order and give directions to all heads of departments, except the city attorney, and to subordinate officers and employees of the town through their department head, and consolidate or combine offices, positions, departments or units under his direction;
C. To appoint, remove and demote any and all officers and employees of the town except the mayor, councilmen, chairman and members of the planning commission and the city attorney;
D. To represent the town in its negotiations and working relationships with the state, the county and other governmental jurisdictions; provided, that any contracts negotiated for the exchange of services from any such other governmental jurisdiction shall be subject to approval by the city council;
E. To perform all of the duties and powers imposed by law on the city clerk or city auditor;
F. To attend all meetings of the city council of the town unless excused therefrom by the council;
G. To recommend to the city council for adoption such measures or ordinances as he deems necessary or expedient;
H. To keep the city council at all times fully advised as to the financial conditions and needs of the town;
I. To prepare and submit the proposed annual budget and the proposed annual salary plan to the city council for its approval, and to supervise the administration of the budget after its adoption;
J. To purchase all supplies for all of the departments or divisions of the town. No expenditures shall be submitted or recommended to the city council except on report or approval of the city manager. He shall approve all warrants drawn on the town before payment thereof;
K. To make investigations into the affairs of the town or any department or division thereof and any contract for the proper performance thereof;
L. To investigate all complaints in relation to matters concerning the administration of the town government and in regard to the service maintained by public utilities in such town;
M. To exercise general supervision over all public buildings, public parks and all other public property which are under the control and jurisdiction of the city council;
N. To devote full time to the duties of his office and the interest of the town. The city manager shall not be employed by or work for any other person, corporation or entity, whether or not compensated therefor;
O. To perform such other duties and exercise such other powers as may be delegated to him from time to time by ordinance or resolution or other action of the city council;
P. To attend any and all meetings of any commissions or boards created by the city council upon his own volition or upon direction of the city council. At any such meetings at which he attends, the city manager shall be heard by such commissions and boards as to all matters upon which he wishes to address them. (Ord. 274 § 7, 1967)