What is the Council's function?

The Council is the legislative body: it's members are the community's decision makers. Power is centralized in the elected Council, which approves the budget and determines the tax rate, for example. The Council also focuses on the community's goals, major projects, and such long-term considerations as:

  • Capital Financing
  • Capital Improvement Plans
  • Community Growth
  • Land Use Development
  • Strategic Planning

The Council hires a professional manager to carry out the administrative responsibilities and the Council supervises the manager's performance.

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1. What is the Council-Manager type of government?
2. Is it a responsive form of government?
3. Are all Council-Manager governments structured the same?
4. What is the Council's function?
5. Where does the Mayor fit in?
6. What is the Manager's function?
7. Does the Manager participate in policy determination?
8. How much citizen participation is possible under the Council-Manager government?
9. City Manager Fee Schedule