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Difference between Mayor-Council and Council-Manager forms of government

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It doesn't seem to matter the size of the city either which one is used. 

The Mayor-Council form of government is of course carried over to our government from the government we tried to get away from in England.  In some places the City Council doesn't get along with the City Council and fights ensue.  Sometimes the Mayor is elected and sometimes he is appointed.

It is odd that Council-Manager still retains the Mayor position.  Although it is an executive position in the body of the legislative City Council it would seem that this is possible source of a non-existent separation of powers.  It is proclaimed that the Mayor is the top dog even in the Council-Manager form of government.  And the duties of handling the everyday business of the government is turned over to the City Council appointed position of the City Manager.  Shouldn't the City Manager be conducting the meetings if he oversees the business of the city?  Why does the traditional mayor sitting in the Manager-Council form of government allowed to vote along with the City Council?  Maybe this varies from city to city. 

Regardless of form of government, at times the city charter is redone for whatever purpose.  But whichever the form of government, I can't tell that there really is a functional difference between these two.

 

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Hmmm...instead of taking ordinances in front of a judge to decide on, it is the legal department which decides whether the city council has to redecide on an issue they previously decided on.  Sounds like I live in a city where there isn't any separation of powers or accountability!

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Since when did mayors of other states/cities determine that we are only allowed to consume not more than 32oz. a day?  Of course that was overturned in court.  Surely, this means that our government doesn't pay attention to where the lines are drawn, or that germandering matters anymore, just have the Federal overreach in every aspect of life. 

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Some cities have pollution cessation days usually during the summer, but I've noticed that the Council of Governments from that area join in on those days.  What does a Council of Government have to do with air quality/pollution control days?  

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Here was an interesting chart shown to me the other day:

We the People 

        |

Congress

        |

President

        |

VP Treasury Secretary, etc.

 

The president (I mean usurper thinks he's at the top of this chart), but he's only the top dog of the 51% who he is their boss in the government.   But Congress (a board of governors) are above him.  And We the People are at the top (just as our founders intended).  Why does our do nothing Congress bow down to the usurper shouldn't be there President and let him get away with ObamaCare?  Why does the Obama appointed DOJ Loretta Lynchmob step aside involving an FBI investigation of proven criminal Hillary Clinton?  Why does the Mayor an executive position carried from the old Mayor-council form of government now council - manager form of government, sit in the board of governors (the city council)?  We the People need to come straighten them out.  

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