The purpose of the council policy book (updated April 25, 2018) is to codify the various policies that have been established by the city council in a single, accessible location. This listing is regularly updated as new policy directions are established, and it is by no means exclusive. Policy direction from the council can take many different forms, including such channels as formally adopted ordinances and resolutions, to more informal requests and suggestions to the city manager, who is ultimately responsible to the city council for carrying out their policy decisions.

These policies are intended as a general guide for the city council. They are not binding and may be modified when, in the sole discretion of the council, such modification is deemed necessary or appropriate in the interest of the city.