The position is also the head of the city for ceremonial purposes, serving legal processes and martial law.The mayor is paid ,000 per year and council members are paid ,600 per year.However, the charter specifies that the city manager can create city departments and divisions and alter them when necessary.Hopkins has seven departments, each with a department head that reports to the city manager.The city’s 39 percent homeownership rate is 22 percentage points less than the 61 percent of St.Louis Park, which has the next lowest rate among Hopkins’ neighbors. Louis Park, which is next lowest, is 6.75 percent higher at 0,400.
The population density was 4,205.9 per square mile (1,622.5/km²).Hopkins’ government structure is set by its city charter. The charter has been amended numerous times since then, most recently in October 2012.Hennepin County district court judges appointed the first Hopkins Charter Commission on February 8, 1946, in order to create a proposed charter that would be voted on. The charter contains an “interference with administration” clause that expressly forbids the council from telling the city manager whom to hire or preventing the city manager from using his or her judgment to make administrative appointments.as land around the growing Minneapolis–Saint Paul area was opening up and being explored by members stationed at Fort Snelling.However, the roots of the town begin in 1887 with the building of the Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company, later called Minneapolis-Moline, to make farm equipment.
The city manager is the chief administrator of the City of Hopkins.