Roles of the Mayor What's a mayor supposed to do? To further understand the duties and responsibilities of a mayor, I looked into provincial acts relating to this (The City of Toronto Act). According to this act1 a mayor's role is: As a member of council: to represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the City to develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the City to determine which services the City provides to ensure that polices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of council; to ensure the accountability and transparency of the operations of the City to maintain the financial integrity of the City to carry out the duties of council As head of council: to preside over meetings of council so that its business can be carried out efficiently and effectively; to act as CEO of the city and provide leadership to council; to represent the City at official functions; and to carry out the duties of the head of council uphold and promote the purposes of the City; promote public involvement in the City’s activities; act as the representative of the City both within and outside the City, and promote the City locally, nationally and internationally participate in and foster activities that enhance the economic, social and environmental well-being of the City and its residents. The points above are what the mayor is required to do. Someone can do what they're are supposed to but how do they do it well?
After some time, it was renamed Marthasville but the Chief Engineer of Georgia suggested that the place be called Atlanta-Pacifica. The name showcased the audacious goal of connecting the country from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic cost. Eventually the name was shortened to Atlanta and the name was used since its incorporation on December 29, 1847. By 1860, the town grew to 9,554 residents from a mere 30 back in 1842. A social rebirth In the 1960’s Atlanta became the center of the Civil Rights Movements.
Within Connecticut’s federalism, the ideas of many modern governing techniques were applied, such as a written constitution and popular sovereignty. Because of this, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut was a blueprint for the modern day Constitution because it contained a central government linked to local governments, three separate branches of government, and a representative government unlike the one of Britain. The modern day federalism that is applied today is structured like that of the Connecticut federalism. A general court in Hartford acts like a central meeting place like that of present day Washington D.C.. This General court has the ability to rule over the towns of Connecticut, but the locals of a town may provide input to their public officer and he can provide the central court with this information.
According to UNDP (2009), local governance defined as the system covering the range of governance issues that exist at the local level, including decentralization of policies and processes, the roles and the inter-relationships of different actors and institutions, local democracy and local government performance. Local government can be defined as “a sub-national level of government which has jurisdiction over a limited range of state functions, within a defined geographical area which is part of a larger territory”. Some persons prefer however, to define it as “decentralized administration, democratically controlled by local communities”. The term Local Government refers to the institution, or structures, which exercises authority or carry out governmental functions at the local level. Local governance on the other hand, refers to the processes through which public choice is determined, policies formulated and decisions are made and executed at the local level, and to the roles and relationships between
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The manger contributes by providing all the necessary information to responding to the council’s wishes. Another important figure in a council- manger form is the mayor. The mayor presides at city council meetings and advocates for the citizens personal views on possible actions from the city. In conclusion, the council-manager form of government is composed of an elected legislative body whose policies should be directed to favor the community. But who composes the council for the City of Kilgore?