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Mission Statement

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.