What are the City Manager’s powers?
His so-called “powers” are really responsibilities. He appoints department heads, serves as the City Council’s chief advisor, prepares the budget for the City Council’s consideration, and brings to the city the significant element of professional knowledge of municipal administration. Mayor and City Council

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1. What is the Council / Manager Plan?
2. Why is it called the “Council / Manager Plan” rather than the “Manager Plan”?
3. How does it differ from other forms of government?
4. In what ways is the City Council so “extremely strong”?
5. What are the City Manager’s powers?
6. How and to what extent does the City Manager participate in policy determination?