How can a community adopt this form of government?
Methods vary, but in most cases it can be done through a city or county charter, a local ordinance, or a state enabling law. In many cases adoption must be by vote of the local governing body. For information on how your community can adopt this plan, contact your state municipal league or association of counties. Their addresses can be found in the Municipal Year Book in your local library.

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1. Can the manager be fired?
2. Do managers participate in local politics?
3. Does the council/manager plan take only one form?
4. Does the manager have to be a local resident at the time the appointment is made?
5. Does the manager participate in policy determinations?
6. How can a community adopt this form of government?
7. How is the manager selected?
8. How many Americans live in communities governed by the council/manager plan?
9. How much citizen participation is possible in this system?
10. Is it a responsive form of government?
11. Is the plan popular in large communities?
12. Is there another organization that supports council/manager government?
13. Is this plan used only in certain kinds of cities?
14. What else does the Code of Ethics cover?
15. What is ICMA?
16. What is the cost impact on the local government of appointing a professional manager?
17. What is the function of the council?
18. What is the history of the council/manager plan?
19. What is the manager's function?
20. What salary does the manager receive?
21. Where do managers get their prior experience?
22. Where does the mayor fit in?