(7) Shall attend all meetings of the Common Council and may participate in discussion of any matter before the Common Council, but he may not vote.
(8) Shall communicate a general statement of the affairs of the city, in relation to its finances, government and improvement, to the Common Council as soon after the start of the fiscal year and as often thereafter as he considers expedient with such recommendations as the city manager deems proper. He shall make such other reports as requested by the Common Council concerning the operations of the city departments, offices and agencies.
(9) Shall participate in the collective bargaining process as a member of the management team in city negotiations with collective bargaining units.
(10) Shall lead the annual planning and budgeting process, including the preparation of a full draft budget that is presented to the Common Council.
(11) Shall serve as liaison for the city in dealing with other local, county, state and federal governmental entities.
(12) Shall facilitate effective communication and the free exchange of ideas between the departments and other agencies of city government and the general public.
(13) May prescribe and enforce rules and regulations for the efficient management of city government consistent with this charter and other applicable law.
(14) Shall administer the annual performance evaluation review process for all heads of city departments.
(15) Shall have the power and authority to call out and command the police and firefighters of the city whenever he shall deem it necessary, and such command shall be in all respects obeyed. Whenever necessary for the prevention or suppression of public disturbances, mobs, or riots, it shall be the city manager's duty to take such action as is authorized by law. (16) Shall perform such other duties as required by this charter or other applicable law, or as directed by the Common Council.