The city is governed by a council-manager form of government where the City Council sets city policy and theCity Manager is responsible for city operations.
The council consists of a mayor and six council members. All council members are elected for one three-year term, up to three consecutive terms. Elected officials are under a mixed system of single-member districts and at-large seats.
At-large candidates are elected to represent the whole city; all voters can vote for candidates running for an at-large seat. At-large candidates may reside in any area of the city.
A single-member district is a geographically defined voter district represented by a single elected official. Only registered voters that live within the specified district's boundaries can vote for candidates who run for seat in the district. Candidates must live in the single-member district in which they run.
The City Council is made up of a Mayor and six Councilmembers. Four Councilmembers are elected from single member districts. Two at large members are elected for 3 year terms and the other Councilmembers and mayor are elected for 3 year terms.