What is the Mayor and Commission's function?
The Mayor and Commission are the legislative body; its members are the community's decision makers. Power is centralized in the elected Mayor and Commission, which approves the budget and determines the tax rate, for example. The Mayor and Commission also focus on the community's goals, major projects, and such long-term considerations as community growth, land use development, capital improvement plans, capital financing, and strategic planning. The Mayor and Commission hire a professional administrator to carry out the administrative responsibilities and supervise the administrator's performance.

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1. What is the Commission-Manager form of government?
2. Is it a responsive form of government?
3. What is the Mayor and Commission's function?
4. What is the City Manager's function?
5. Does the City Manager participate in policy determination?
6. Are all Commission-Manager governments structured the same way?
7. How much citizen participation is possible under Commission-Manager government?