City Council-Manager Government Law and Legal Definition

City council-manager government is a form of municipal government in which an elected city council is responsible for making policy, passing ordinances, voting appropriations, and having overall supervisory authority in the city government. It is one among the two main variations of representative municipal government. The other form of municipal government is the mayor-council government. In the city council-manager government model, the city council hires a city manager who is responsible for supervising government operations and implementing the policies adopted by the council.