The City Council is the
legislative body of the City of Sonora and is
charged with the responsibility of governing the
City. The Council establishes policies to guide
the various municipal functions of the City and,
where necessary, establishes procedures by
which functions are performed. Regularly
policies established by the City Council are adopted by ordinance and included in the
Municipal Code. However, other policies are also
established by resolution.
carry voter viewpoints from idea phase to
introduction, discussion, decision and action.
The Council members are elected to four year
terms and the Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem are chosen
within the Council for two year terms.
The City Administrator
is the administrative head of the municipal
government. The Administrator is appointed by
the City Council and implements polices of the
Council and enforces all ordinances. The
Administrator supervises the operation of all
departments and divisions of the City government
and reports to the Council on these activities.
The annual budget is also prepared under the
direction of the City Administrator who expends
funds as authorized by the Council. The
Administrator recommends the adoption of
measures and ordinances deemed necessary and
keeps the Council advised on financial matters.