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Mayor! Council Manager Form of Government
Published: 2016/05/25
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Forms of Local Government lecture materials
Published: 2015/06/24
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Mayor! Strong Mayor form of Government
Mayor! Strong Mayor form of Government
Published: 2016/05/25
Channel: OMAG
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Paso Robles mayor, council members may see boost in pay
Published: 2017/10/17
Channel: KSBY News
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mayor council swearing in
Published: 2009/11/03
Channel: FOX10 News - WALA
Naples council to consider pay raise for mayor, council members
Naples council to consider pay raise for mayor, council members
Published: 2017/10/17
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Mayor, council plan for good four years
Mayor, council plan for good four years
Published: 2012/01/11
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Tensions Mount In Fairhope Between Mayor, Council
Tensions Mount In Fairhope Between Mayor, Council
Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: WKRG
Council–manager government
Council–manager government
Published: 2016/08/18
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Incumbents for Leland mayor, council win
Incumbents for Leland mayor, council win
Published: 2017/11/08
Channel: StarNewsOnline
02/19/65 Dillard endorses mayor-council government
02/19/65 Dillard endorses mayor-council government
Published: 2016/10/11
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Council-Manager: Bainbridge, Washington
Council-Manager: Bainbridge, Washington
Published: 2009/07/14
Channel: ICMAvideos
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mayor council 1.wmv
Published: 2011/04/29
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Prescott City Council candidates for Mayor and Council speak at Las Fuentes
Prescott City Council candidates for Mayor and Council speak at Las Fuentes
Published: 2017/07/14
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Mayor. City Council Finding Common Ground On
Mayor. City Council Finding Common Ground On 'Sanctuary City' Label
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: CBS Los Angeles
Amherst charter commission discusses mayor-council government
Amherst charter commission discusses mayor-council government
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: Daily Hampshire Gazette
Mayor Council Breakfast 2016
Mayor Council Breakfast 2016
Published: 2016/10/17
Channel: Scottsdale Arizona
weak mayor form of Tulsa government?
weak mayor form of Tulsa government?
Published: 2010/06/25
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Mayor Council Act Changes
Mayor Council Act Changes
Published: 2016/03/16
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Flint mayor, council clash over funding for Flint north end youth center
Published: 2017/06/17
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Mayor Council Act
Mayor Council Act
Published: 2017/07/21
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New Mayor and Council Interviews
New Mayor and Council Interviews
Published: 2017/11/20
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Mayor-Council Act
Published: 2016/03/10
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2016 Annual Conference - Effective Mayor, Council and Manager Relationships
2016 Annual Conference - Effective Mayor, Council and Manager Relationships
Published: 2016/09/09
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Published: 2015/06/25
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August 1, 2017, Mayor & Council Regular Session
August 1, 2017, Mayor & Council Regular Session
Published: 2017/08/02
Channel: City of Bisbee
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Mayor Council Communications: Councilmember Matt Miller
Published: 2016/05/19
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City of Groton Mayor & Council Swearing-In of Elected Officials - 5/8/17
City of Groton Mayor & Council Swearing-In of Elected Officials - 5/8/17
Published: 2017/05/09
Channel: Groton Municipal Television
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 9/25/17
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 9/25/17
Published: 2017/09/26
Channel: Groton Municipal Television
The Role of the Mayor in a Council-Manager form of government Part 2.flv
The Role of the Mayor in a Council-Manager form of government Part 2.flv
Published: 2012/04/13
Channel: GalvestonOGP
City Council Mayor Council 11-20-17
City Council Mayor Council 11-20-17
Published: 2017/11/21
Channel: PegasusTV12
Mayor-Council Breakfast, 11/29/16
Mayor-Council Breakfast, 11/29/16
Published: 2016/11/29
Channel: DC Mayor's Office
New mayor, council take oaths of office
New mayor, council take oaths of office
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: Saskatoon StarPhoenix
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 7/17/17
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 7/17/17
Published: 2017/07/18
Channel: Groton Municipal Television
Ann Arbor Nov. 8 Ballot Proposal: 4-Year Terms for Mayor/Council
Ann Arbor Nov. 8 Ballot Proposal: 4-Year Terms for Mayor/Council
Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: CivCity Initiative
Mayor & City Council Workshop 8 9 17
Mayor & City Council Workshop 8 9 17
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: Taneytown MD
Catching up with the Council: Mayor Richard Brunst
Catching up with the Council: Mayor Richard Brunst
Published: 2016/08/03
Channel: Orem City
LISTEN: Austin mayor, council members on "sanctuary" lawsuit
LISTEN: Austin mayor, council members on "sanctuary" lawsuit
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: KUT Austin
KHAL ASFOUR DRUNK MAYOR COUNCIL BENDER
KHAL ASFOUR DRUNK MAYOR COUNCIL BENDER
Published: 2017/09/11
Channel: Victoria Jones
Catching Up with the Council: Mayor Brunst
Catching Up with the Council: Mayor Brunst
Published: 2017/04/11
Channel: Orem City
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 8/7/17
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 8/7/17
Published: 2017/08/09
Channel: Groton Municipal Television
September 19, 2017, Mayor & Council Regular Session
September 19, 2017, Mayor & Council Regular Session
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: City of Bisbee
August 15, 2017, Mayor & Council Regular Session
August 15, 2017, Mayor & Council Regular Session
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: City of Bisbee
July 5, 2017, Mayor & Council Regular Session
July 5, 2017, Mayor & Council Regular Session
Published: 2017/07/26
Channel: City of Bisbee
Denver bond measure grows to $937 million as mayor, council add new projects
Denver bond measure grows to $937 million as mayor, council add new projects
Published: 2017/07/13
Channel: Denver7 – The Denver Channel
Several cities to vote for mayor, councils Tuesday
Several cities to vote for mayor, councils Tuesday
Published: 2014/03/03
Channel: KRQE
03 City Council - Mayor/Council/Open Forum - 8-7-17
03 City Council - Mayor/Council/Open Forum - 8-7-17
Published: 2017/08/08
Channel: PegasusTV12
Kids Explain the 3 Levels of Government
Kids Explain the 3 Levels of Government
Published: 2015/09/20
Channel: Mauricio Gonzalez
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The mayor–council government system is a system of organization of local government. It is one of the two most common forms of local government in the United States and is also used in Canada. It is the one most frequently adopted in large cities, although the other form, council–manager government, is the typical local government form of more municipalities.

Characterized by having a mayor who is elected by the voters, the mayorcouncil variant may be broken down into two main variations depending on the relationship between the legislative and executive branches, becoming a weak-mayor or a strong-mayor variation based upon the powers of the office. These forms are used principally in modern representative municipal governments in the United States, but also are used in some other countries.

Weak-mayor form[edit]

In a weak-mayor system, the mayor has no formal authority outside the council; the mayor cannot appoint or remove officials, and lacks veto power over council votes.[1] As such, the mayor's influence is solely based on personality in order to accomplish desired goals.

The weak-mayor form of government may be found in small towns in the United States that do not use the more popular council–manager form used in most municipalities that are not considered large or major cities, and is frequently seen in small municipalities with few or no full-time municipal employees.

Strong-mayor form[edit]

The strong-mayor form of mayor–council government usually consists of an executive branch, a mayor elected by voters, and a unicameral council as the legislative branch.[2]

In the strong-mayor form the elected mayor is given almost total administrative authority and a clear, wide range of political independence, with the power to appoint and dismiss department heads without council approval and little or no public input. In this system, the strong-mayor prepares and administers the city budget, although that budget often must be approved by the council. Abuses in this form led to the development of the council–manager form of local government and its adoption widely throughout the United States.

In some strong-mayor governments, the mayor will appoint a chief administrative officer who will supervise department heads, prepare the budget, and coordinate departments. This officer is sometimes called a city manager; while the term city manager is used in the council–manager form of municipal government, the manager in the strong-mayor variant is responsible only to the mayor.

Most major and large American cities use the strong-mayor form of the mayor–council system, whereas middle-sized and small American cities tend to use the council–manager system.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saffell, Dave C.; Harry Basehart (2009). State and Local Government: Politics and Public Policies (9th ed.). McGraw Hill. p. 237. ISBN 978-0-07-352632-4. 
  2. ^ Kathy Hayes; Semoon Chang (July 1990). "The Relative Efficiency of City Manager and Mayor–Council Forms of Government". Southern Economic Journal. 57 (1): 167–177. doi:10.2307/1060487. JSTOR 1060487. 
  3. ^ Edwards III, George C.; Robert L. Lineberry; Martin P. Wattenberg (2006). Government in America. Pearson Education. pp. 677–678. ISBN 0-321-29236-7. 

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