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Is it a responsive form of government?
In council-manager government, council members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent various segments of the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to citizens' needs and wishes. The manager is appointed by the Mayor and Council to carry out policy and ensure that the entire community is being served.

Council-Manager Form of Government

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1. What is the council-manager form, which is used in so many local governments?
2. Is it a responsive form of government?
3. What is the Mayor and Council's function?
4. What is the city manager's function?
5. Does the city manager participate in policy determination?
6. Are all council-manager governments structured the same way?
7. How much citizen participation is possible under council-manager government?
8. How is the city manager selected?
9. Can the city manager be fired?