The Local Branch of Government

The Local Branch of Government

Author: naja Freeman

Students will be able to explain the difference between the strong mayor-council and the weak mayor council.

Not all cities use the same model of government. The mayor council form of government divides power between an elected city council that acts as the legislative branch and an elected mayor who serves as the city's chief executive officer. The amount of power awarded to each depends on the model of the government.

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Local Government: Mayorship

Source: Clairmont Press Textbook Sources

Georgia Government Review

Watch this video to see how the Mayor of Athens is involved in making city decisions. Is this an example of strong or weak mayor-council?

Source: Youtube