|Form of Government|
The municipal government of the City of Alice is administered by a council-manager form of government. Pursuant to its provisions and subject only to the limitations imposed by the state constitution and by the charter, all powers and legislative authority of the City shall be vested in an elective council, enacting local legislation, adopting budgets, determining policies, and employing the City Manager, who executes the laws and administers the government of the City within the limitations prescribed in the charter.
The Council consist of the Mayor and four councilmembers elected at large. Each member serves a two-year term. As Chief Administrative Officer of the City, the City Manager oversees the work of all City departments and offices and administers the policies established by City Council. All authority not expressly delegated to the City Manager herein is reserved to and exercised by the Council. All powers of the City are exercised in the manner prescribed by the charter, or if the manner is not prescribed, then in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance.