1.1.1 Approving Authority / Policy Body

Standard: The agency organizational structure shall provide for one public entity responsible for policy-making functions. This entity usually has taxing power and must approve the budget; it holds title to property. It also serves an important function in providing input to improve and expand park and recreation programs, services, and facilities. 

The City of Fairfield is a Council-Manager form of government. The City has all the powers that may lawfully be possessed or exercised by municipal corporations under the Constitution and laws of Ohio. The City Manager is the chief executive, administrative, and law enforcement officer of the City. The City Manager is responsible to the Council for the administration of all of the City’s affairs by or under the Charter, the ordinances or resolutions of the City and the laws of Ohio. The Department is responsible for establishing administrative policy and procedures.