What is the Mayor and Council's function?

The Mayor and Council is the legislative body, and its members are the community's decision makers. Power is centralized in the elected Mayor and Council, which approves the budget and determines the tax rate, for example. The Mayor and Council also focuses on the community's goals, major projects, and long-term considerations, such as community growth, land use development, capital improvement plans, capital financing, and strategic planning. The Mayor and Council hire a professional town administrator to carry out the administrative responsibilities and supervise the manager's performance.

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