Peachtree City is chartered under a Council/Manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and Council and serves as the chief administrative and operating officer of the City, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the government. The duties of the City Manager include:
- Enforcement. To see that all laws and ordinances are enforced.
- Conduct of city business affairs. To see that the business affairs of the city are efficiently organized and handled.
- Administrative authority. To exercise administrative control over all regular departments and divisions of the city.
- Advisory authority. To attend all meetings of the council with the right to take part in all discussions but having no vote. The chief administrative officer shall act in an advisory capacity to the mayor and council in the formulation and operation of the city government.
- Recommendation of legislation. To recommend to the mayor and council for adoption such measures as he may deem necessary or expedient.
- Preparation, submission of budget. To prepare and submit to the mayor and council an annual budget.
- Preparation, submission of financial reports. To prepare and submit to the mayor and council, within 90 days after the end of each city year, a complete annual report on the finances and administrative activities of the city for the preceding year, and make such other financial reports from time to time as may be required by the mayor or council or by the Charter of the city.
- Contracts, expenditures, claims. To negotiate and approve all lawful contracts, purchases or obligations on behalf of the city as to matters within his jurisdiction, and which are funded line items in the current city budget, except those obligations such as may be otherwise provided by law, or by ordinance or resolution of the council, provided that no contract, purchase or obligation involving more than the sum(s) authorized by the financial ordinances that have been approved by the city council shall be valid or binding until approved by the council.
- Appointments; creation, abolition of offices and functions. To hire, as required, department heads and employees for departments authorized by the council. Nothing in this subsection shall prevent the council from creating, abolishing, consolidating, altering or modifying departments; however, the chief administrative officer is authorized to recommend, subject to the approval of the council, the change, consolidation or abolishment of any of the offices, departments or functions over which he exercises supervision and control and to recommend the creation of new departments and offices.
- Obtaining legal advice. To request the counsel, advice or opinion of the city attorney concerning any matter affecting the interest of the city; and it shall be the city attorney's duty to respond to such request to the best of his abilities.
- Other duties. To perform such other duties as may be required by him by the council.