What is the function of the council?
The council is the legislative body; its members are the community's decision makers. Power is centralized in the elected council, which approves the budget and determines the tax rate, for example. The council also focuses 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, rather than the administrative details. It hires a professional manager to carry out the administrative responsibilities and supervises the manager's performance.

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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?