§ 5.01. General provisions.  

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  • (a) Creation of departments. The commission may establish municipal departments, offices or agencies in addition to those created by this charter and may prescribe the functions of all departments, offices, and agencies, except that no function assigned by this charter to a particular department, office or agency may be discontinued or, unless this charter specifically so provides, assigned to any other department, office, or agency.

    (b) Direction by manager. All departments, offices, and agencies under the direction and supervision of the manager shall be administered by an officer appointed by and subject to the direction and supervision of the manager. With the consent of the commission, the manager may serve as head of one or more such departments, offices or agencies or appoint one person as head of two or more of them.