Function : General Public Service

 

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT

The Office of the City Secretary performs the following functions:

 

  1. Legislative functions
    1. Provide support services to the Sangguniang Panlungsod when it legislates measures:
    2. To provide for the levy and collection of taxes in accordance with the Law;
    3. To fix the number and salaries of officials and employees and laborers as provided by law, rules and regulation;
    4. To fix schedules of fees and charges for all services rendered by the city or any of its department, branches or offices;
    5. To provide for the erection and maintenance of the public schools;
    6. To establish and maintain or aid in the establishment and maintenance of vocational schools and institutions of higher learning;
    7. To maintain any City Court established by law which shall have jurisdiction on criminal cases falling under the ordinance of the City;
    8. To make regulations to protect the public from conflagration or mitigate the effects of famine, flood, storm and other calamities and provide relief thereof;
       
  2. Administrative functions
    1. This Office performs services and support activities to enable the Sangguniang Panlungsod to hold sessions and perform its business;
    2. It keeps the records of the minutes and proceeding of the Sangguniang Panlungsod;
    3. It disseminates to all concerned the policies of the City Government in the form of Ordinances and Resolutions.
    4. It assists the Sangguniang Panlungsod in the conduct of public hearings, committee hearings and public consultation;
    5. Supervises staff and personnel of the Office of the City Secretary.
       
  3. Quasi-Judicial functions
    1. Receives complaint against barangay officials;
    2. Notifies respondents of the complaint and receives answer;
    3. Assists the Committee of the Whole in the conduct of the investigation and the documentation of evidence;
    4. Sends parties the resolutions or decisions of the Sangguniang Panlungsod on the cases filed before it;
    5. Performs other functions as may be required by law
       
  4. Oversight functions
    1. Assists the Committee of the Whole presided by the Vice Mayor and the plenary when it meet to investigate or conducts fact finding proceedings in connection with performance of official function in the City Government;
    2. Sends processes to parties concerned in connection with the above purpose

 

OBJECTIVES

  1. To assist the Sangguniang Panlungsod in its function as a policy-making body of the City Government;
  2. To coordinate and assist the Chief Executive in the efficient implementation of the policies and programs adopted in line with the national objectives.

 

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