The City Council
Titusville voters elect five Council members for four-year terms on a staggered-term basis. The Mayor is a member of the City Council and is elected in the same manner as other Council members. Council members run for office in non-partisan elections. Titusville has "at-large" elections; that is, all City voters have the opportunity to vote for the candidate of their choice to fill each vacancy and to represent the City as a whole.
The Council, as the legislative body, determines all municipal policies which are not set forth in the City Charter or by State legislation, adopts ordinances and resolutions, votes appropriations, approves the budget and determines the tax rate. The Council also appoints interested citizens to serve on various City advisory boards and commissions.
The City Manager
The City Manager is appointed by the City Council on the basis of merit, professional training, experience in city management and demonstrated ability. The Manager does not run for elective office and is not appointed for a fixed term. Rather, the Manager serves at the pleasure of the City Council.
The duties of the City Manager, broadly stated, include
(1) To assure that all laws and ordinances are enforced
(2) To appoint and remove department heads and employees on the basis of merit
(3) To exercise control and supervision over all departments
(4) To keep the Council advised of the financial condition of the City government
(5) To prepare and submit to the Council such reports which may be deemed advisable or as may be required by the Council
(6) To keep the public informed, through reports to Council, regarding operations of the City government