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Published: 2016/05/25
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Fairhope mayor, council try to overcome $4 million dollar budget discrepancy
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Published: 2016/12/20
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Mayor Council Retreat Dec 2017
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Published: 2018/02/01
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Published: 2017/12/11
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Milton City Council discusses term limits for Mayor and council members
Published: 2018/02/23
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Naples council to consider pay raise for mayor, council members
Published: 2017/10/17
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Published: 2016/10/11
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Mayor & Council Workshop 10 04 17
Published: 2017/10/06
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Published: 2018/01/26
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Published: 2009/07/14
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Published: 2017/10/24
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Mayor-Council Breakfast, 1/30/18
Mayor-Council Breakfast, 1/30/18
Published: 2018/01/30
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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: 2018/02/12
Channel: Taneytown MD
Valdosta Mayor Council Banquet
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Published: 2016/08/28
Channel: Michael McKinley
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Published: 2015/01/21
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Published: 2017/12/06
Channel: PegasusTV12
Niagara Falls considers cutting mayor, council salaries
Niagara Falls considers cutting mayor, council salaries
Published: 2018/01/17
Channel: WKBW TV | Buffalo, NY
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Incumbents for Leland mayor, council win
Published: 2017/11/08
Channel: StarNewsOnline
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Internal leak highlights risks at Horowhenua council, mayor says
Published: 2017/07/19
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Gaithersburg Mayor & Council Special Session: November 13, 2017
Gaithersburg Mayor & Council Special Session: November 13, 2017
Published: 2017/11/14
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2018 Budget: Mayor
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Published: 2017/08/11
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February 6th, 2017 Mayor & Council Meeting
February 6th, 2017 Mayor & Council Meeting
Published: 2018/02/08
Channel: Belmar New Jersey
Niagara Falls considers cutting mayor, council salaries
Niagara Falls considers cutting mayor, council salaries
Published: 2018/01/17
Channel: WKBW TV | Buffalo, NY
Mayor Council Communications:  Councilmember Matt Miller
Mayor Council Communications: Councilmember Matt Miller
Published: 2016/05/19
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Wendy DWP Misled Mayor, Council, Public Part Two
Published: 2010/06/10
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Ocean City Mayor & Council Video - November 19, 2012
Ocean City Mayor & Council Video - November 19, 2012
Published: 2012/11/21
Channel: townofoceancity
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
August 15, 2017, Mayor & Council Regular Session
August 15, 2017, Mayor & Council Regular Session
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: City of Bisbee
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What Kind Of Government Does The City Of Chicago Have?
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: Question Bank
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Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: Saint Francis MN
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Mayor Meltdown! Orlando's Buddy Dyer loses it at Council Meeting
Published: 2013/10/26
Channel: Exposing Orlando
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 2/6/2017
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 2/6/2017
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Groton Municipal Television
Gaithersburg Mayor & Council Meeting: February 20, 2018
Gaithersburg Mayor & Council Meeting: February 20, 2018
Published: 2018/02/21
Channel: gburgmd
January 2nd, 2018 Belmar Mayor and Council Meeting
January 2nd, 2018 Belmar Mayor and Council Meeting
Published: 2018/01/03
Channel: Belmar New Jersey
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 1/17/17
City of Groton Mayor & Council - 1/17/17
Published: 2017/01/18
Channel: Groton Municipal Television
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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 directly 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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