Section 11-32 Powers and duties, generally.

    The director shall have power and shall be required to:

    (1)    Exercise general supervision over the health and cleanliness of the city, and take all necessary measures for the preservation and promotion thereof.

    (2)    Enforce all laws, ordinances and regulations relative to the preservation and improvement of the public health, including those providing for the prevention of disease, the suppression of unsanitary conditions, and the inspection and supervision of the production, processing, transportation, storage and sale of foodstuffs.

    (3)    Direct and supervise the inspection of all articles or commodities offered for sale within the city for human consumption, including the storage thereof, and including the inspection of places where the same are produced, handled, processed, stored or offered for sale or consumption.

    (4)    Promote cooperation and coordination between the several providers of health care within the city to ensure delivery of the highest possible level and quality of service to all residents.

    (5)    With consent of the city manager, appoint, supervise and direct the assistants, inspectors and all other employees of the city engaged in health and inspection work referred to in this chapter.

    (6)    Perform such other duties as may be required by law, by ordinance or by the city manager.

(Code 1964, § 10.020)