§ 7. Office of the City Manager  


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  • The office of the city manager, for administrative purposes, shall be analogous to a department. Offices established under the office of the city manager and reporting directly to the city manager or to an assistant city manager shall be analogous to divisions within such department. General references to divisions in the administrative code and municipal code shall include offices under the city manager, and references to division heads shall include the chief administrative officers of such offices unless otherwise specifically provided.

    The city manager may administratively establish offices within the office of city manager to perform any administrative duty or responsibility except those duties and responsibilities specifically assigned elsewhere by ordinance.

    Among such offices as established by the city manager shall be:

    Assistant City Manager for Administration.

    The assistant city manager for administration shall be responsible for providing leadership, oversight and coordination to support agencies, community development functions, as well as coordinating information for the council committees and council calendar.

    Assistant City Manager for Enterprise Services.

    The assistant city manager for enterprise services shall be responsible for providing leadership, oversight and coordination of the activities related to competition services, the Convention Center and Intergovernmental Relations.

    Assistant City Manager for Operations.

    The assistant city manager for operations shall be responsible for providing leadership, oversight and coordination to line service agencies and will also coordinate and serve as liaison to the Boards and Commissions of the City of Cincinnati.

    Office of Economic Development.

    The office of economic development shall be responsible for coordinating the economic development functions which support downtown, commercial, industrial and significant retail development. The economic development officer will report directly to the city manager.

    Public Affairs Office.

    The public affairs office will be responsible for coordinating the administration of the telecommunications functions of the city, including oversight of the cable television franchise awarded by the city, and shall be responsible for all media relations and the public relations and marketing strategies of the city. The public affairs officer will report directly to the city manager.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 68-1975, eff. July 1, 1975; repealed and reordained by Ord. No. 183-1981, eff. June 12, 1981; a. Ord. No. 103-2003, § 2, eff. April 9, 2003)