The City Charter and the Code of Ordinances provides framework for the Mayor and City Council, the City Attorney as well as the City's eleven 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 is 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. The values are cornerstones for the City's management system.