Q The mayor proposes to change the job descriptions of two city employees and adjust their pay, subject to approval of the board. May he do so?

A Any revisions to municipal employee job descriptions and adjustments to salaries would be made by an official action of the city council. The mayor may not unilaterally revise job descriptions nor add additional responsibilities to municipal employees as such authority rests with the city council. Furthermore, he has no authority to set the salaries of municipal employees as that authority has been expressly granted to the city council pursuant to the provisions of the private charter. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Barton, November 9, 2018)