What is the council’s function?
The council is the legislative body; its members are the community’s decision makers. The council approves the budget and tax levy and also focuses on the community’s goals, major projects and other areas such as community growth, land use development, capital improvement plans and financing, and strategic planning. The council hires a professional manager to carry out the administrative responsibilities, and supervises the manager’s performance.

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1. What is the council-manager form of government as used by the City of Madison Heights?
2. Is it a responsive form of government?
3. What is the council’s function?
4. Where does the mayor of the city fit in?
5. What is the manager’s function?
6. What is the history of the council-manager form?
7. Does the manager participate in policy determination?
8. What is the cost to the local government of appointing a professional manager?
9. How popular is the council-manager form of government?
10. Where do managers get their experience?
11. Do managers participate in local politics?
12. What else does ICMA’s Code of Ethics cover?
13. What is ICMA?