Keeping Council advised of the financial and other conditions of the city
Recommending policies or programs to Council
Supplying Council with information to aid decision making
Council-Manager Form of Government
The council-manager form of local government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council or other governing body with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager. Approximately 59% of US cities with populations of 25,000 or more, and 47% of US cities with populations of 5,000 or more, have adopted the council-manager form.