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The Council has established the position of City Administrator to assist the Council in managing the affairs of the City. Section 2-86 of the City of Manning Code of Ordinances lists the Administrator’s duties, which included responsibility for public safety, among other things. The agenda for June 5, 2018, included an item to amend Section 2-86 of the City of Manning Code of Ordinances dealing with the duties of the City Administrator, to include supervision over the Public Safety Department. The ordinance, as required by law, was presented in written form at the meeting. The discussion of the ordinance raised a legal question, which as allowed by law, was addressed during executive session with legal counsel. After this discussion, Council left closed session returning to the open meeting. A reading and unanimous vote by Council was made during open session to place the Public Safety Department, which includes the Police Department, under a committee of Council. The ordinance was given second reading on June 18, 2018.