The City of Ingleside operates under the council-manager form of government. Under this system the city council appoints a city manager who acts as the chief executive officer of the government. In the chief executive capacity, the city manager works with the city council, city department directors, and city staff to develop and implement policies guiding the city. This general function may take a number of forms including coordination of daily operations and long range development of the city; preparation of the annual budget; development and implementation of personnel regulations, financial and administrative policies; and other actions as required by the city council or code of ordinances. The city attorney and municipal court judge are also appointed by the city council. All other officials and department heads are hired by and responsible to the city manager.