The City of Mt. Shasta operates under what is known as the Council/Manager form of government.
The City Manager supports the City Council by providing technical input into the formulation, development, and implementation of Council directed policies, programs and projects. The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the will of the City Council.
The City Manager serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the municipal corporation (City) and is responsible for:
- the day-to-day operations, coordination and management of all City departments and their operations, to ensure that City services are delivered in a manner consistent with City Council established policies and in an economical and effective manner;
- the oversight and management of various contracted service providers that deliver various services for the City; and
- the development and implementation of the annual City budget upon approval by the City Council