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File #: 200743.    Version: Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: To Be Introduced
File created: 1/14/2021 In control: General Policy Committee
On agenda: 5/13/2021 Final action: 9/23/2021
Title: Mayor's Charter Amendment (B)
Attachments: 1. 200743_Strong Mayor Presentation_20210513.pdf, 2. 200743_Strong Mayor-Council Form of Government_20210513.pdf


Mayor's Charter Amendment (B)


The way in which a city is structured influences the operations of that city, from the way city officials interact to the policies that are implemented. There are two primary local government structures, a weak mayor system, also known as the council-manager system, and a strong mayor system, also known as a mayor-council system. The terms “strong” and “weak” are not a judgment on the effectiveness of the mayor, but rather it distinguishes the level of administrative authority assigned to the mayor in the municipal charter. The weak mayor structure is characterized by an appointed, or hired, city manager who handles the day to day operations of the city, while the strong mayor is characterized by the elected mayor serving as the chief executive.



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