The duty of the City Council is to discharge the obligations and responsibilities
imposed by State Law, City Ordinance, and the Clearwater Charter. Policy is
set by the City Council, the elected representatives of the City. The City
Council is responsible for approving the budget and determining the ad
valorem tax rate on all real and personal property within the corporate limits
of the City.
In addition, the Councilmembers evaluate the job performance of the City Manager
and City Attorney; attend City Council meetings, Special Workshops/Meetings;
schedule and attend community meetings to address areas of concern; serve
as the City liaison for various area-wide boards; and represent the City at
numerous ribbon cuttings, opening day festivities, and organizational welcomes.