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Forms of Municipal Government Mayor Council
Published: 2014/04/17
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Mayor–council government
Published: 2016/01/08
Channel: WikiAudio
Mayor! Council Manager Form of Government
Mayor! Council Manager Form of Government
Published: 2016/05/25
Channel: OMAG
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Forms of Local Government lecture materials
Published: 2015/06/24
Channel: JoeRibarchik
Amherst charter commission discusses mayor-council government
Amherst charter commission discusses mayor-council government
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: Daily Hampshire Gazette
City Council Mayor/Council 9-18-17
City Council Mayor/Council 9-18-17
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: PegasusTV12
The Mayors
The Mayors' Council Vision for Regional Transportation
Published: 2014/06/12
Channel: TransLink
Mayor, City Council Announce Budget Agreement
Mayor, City Council Announce Budget Agreement
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: CBS New York
Strong Mayor System Debated
Strong Mayor System Debated
Published: 2010/02/05
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Mayor, council plan for good four years
Mayor, council plan for good four years
Published: 2012/01/11
Channel: WANE NewsChannel 15
Mayor-Council Breakfast, 9/27/16
Mayor-Council Breakfast, 9/27/16
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: DC Mayor's Office
Mayor! Strong Mayor form of Government
Mayor! Strong Mayor form of Government
Published: 2016/05/25
Channel: OMAG
Council-Manager: Bainbridge, Washington
Council-Manager: Bainbridge, Washington
Published: 2009/07/14
Channel: ICMAvideos
Mayor/Council Breakfast, 6/23/15
Mayor/Council Breakfast, 6/23/15
Published: 2015/07/28
Channel: DC Mayor's Office
Should Baltimore keep its
Should Baltimore keep its 'strong mayor' form of government?
Published: 2016/04/13
Channel: WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore
2018 Budget: Mayor
2018 Budget: Mayor's Council Presentation
Published: 2017/08/11
Channel: SaintCloudMN1
Tensions Mount In Fairhope Between Mayor, Council
Tensions Mount In Fairhope Between Mayor, Council
Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: WKRG
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
City Council Mayor Council 9-5-17
City Council Mayor Council 9-5-17
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: PegasusTV12
weak mayor form of Tulsa government?
weak mayor form of Tulsa government?
Published: 2010/06/25
Channel: KJRH -TV | Tulsa | Channel 2
Mayor Council Breakfast, 10/25/16
Mayor Council Breakfast, 10/25/16
Published: 2016/10/28
Channel: DC Mayor's Office
Mayor-Council Breakfast, 11/29/16
Mayor-Council Breakfast, 11/29/16
Published: 2016/11/29
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02/19/65 Dillard endorses mayor-council government
02/19/65 Dillard endorses mayor-council government
Published: 2016/10/11
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Mayor/Council workshop - Streets Presentations
Mayor/Council workshop - Streets Presentations
Published: 2015/06/15
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Mayor/Council Breakfast, 4/25/17
Mayor/Council Breakfast, 4/25/17
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: DC Mayor's Office
Mayor & City Council Meeting 9 11 17
Mayor & City Council Meeting 9 11 17
Published: 2017/09/12
Channel: Taneytown MD
Flint mayor, council clash over funding for Flint north end youth center
Flint mayor, council clash over funding for Flint north end youth center
Published: 2017/06/17
Channel: MLive
03 City Council Mayor Council 8-21-17
03 City Council Mayor Council 8-21-17
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: PegasusTV12
weak mayor form of Tulsa government?
weak mayor form of Tulsa government?
Published: 2010/06/25
Channel: BartlesvilleLIVE
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Mayor council
Published: 2015/06/01
Channel: Wheel Ranch
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
Mayor-Council Act
Mayor-Council Act
Published: 2016/03/10
Channel: WIAT42
September 19, 2017 | Mayor & Council Meeting: Work Session
September 19, 2017 | Mayor & Council Meeting: Work Session
Published: 2017/09/19
Channel: CityofHagerstown
Mayor, council discuss budget
Mayor, council discuss budget
Published: 2016/08/08
Channel: WIAT42
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 2/27/17
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 2/27/17
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: Groton Municipal Television
Charter Comm 4-6-17 - Pt3 - 60-person Mayor/Council proposal
Charter Comm 4-6-17 - Pt3 - 60-person Mayor/Council proposal
Published: 2017/04/09
Channel: AmherstCharterCommission
Bloomington IL Citizens Fight Back Against Corrupt Mayor/Council
Bloomington IL Citizens Fight Back Against Corrupt Mayor/Council
Published: 2011/05/10
Channel: jasrid04
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 2/21/17
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 2/21/17
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Groton Municipal Television
Majora - DEMO #1: Mayor
Majora - DEMO #1: Mayor's Council Room Fugato (OLD, AWAITING MAKEOVER)
Published: 2012/03/20
Channel: M. Bulteau
A COMPOSITE EXAMPLE OF MASSILLON MAYOR COUNCIL DIFFERENCES 06242013
A COMPOSITE EXAMPLE OF MASSILLON MAYOR COUNCIL DIFFERENCES 06242013
Published: 2013/06/27
Channel: tramol
September 12, 2017, Mayor & Council Work Session
September 12, 2017, Mayor & Council Work Session
Published: 2017/09/19
Channel: City of Bisbee
Catching Up with the Council: Mayor Brunst
Catching Up with the Council: Mayor Brunst
Published: 2017/04/11
Channel: Orem City
Council Mayor Discussion of Other Items
Council Mayor Discussion of Other Items
Published: 2017/07/18
Channel: Royal Examiner
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 1/17/17
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 1/17/17
Published: 2017/01/18
Channel: Groton Municipal Television
Charter Comm 4-6-17 - Pt2 - 60-member Mayor/Council proposal
Charter Comm 4-6-17 - Pt2 - 60-member Mayor/Council proposal
Published: 2017/04/09
Channel: AmherstCharterCommission
Catching up with the Council: Mayor Richard Brunst
Catching up with the Council: Mayor Richard Brunst
Published: 2016/08/03
Channel: Orem City
Strong Mayor or City Administrator - Pros and Cons
Strong Mayor or City Administrator - Pros and Cons
Published: 2015/10/23
Channel: Wyoming Liberty Group
Mayor and Council Minute - Rockville Pike Plan with Councilmember Mark Pierzchala
Mayor and Council Minute - Rockville Pike Plan with Councilmember Mark Pierzchala
Published: 2013/02/16
Channel: City of Rockville
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 2/6/2017
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 2/6/2017
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Groton Municipal Television
Mayor & City Council Workshop 3 8 17
Mayor & City Council Workshop 3 8 17
Published: 2017/03/10
Channel: Taneytown MD
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The mayor–council government system is one of the two most common forms of local government in the United States. 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 of 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. JSTOR 1060487. doi:10.2307/1060487. 
  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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