The City Charter and the Code of Ordinances provide the framework for the Mayor and City Council, the city attorney as well as the City's departments. The City Charter was established April 4, 1987. The Code of Ordinances is a living document that is revised by the City Council. Both the Charter and the Code of Ordinances are hosted by Municipal Code Corporation for public review.
In 2006, the City Council adopted five values which would serve as guiding principles for how the City Council and City Employees would conduct business: Integrity, Innovation, Accountability, Excellence and Teamwork. The values are the cornerstone for the City's management system.