5 Functions of City Council

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5 Functions of City Council

(AP Photo)

(AP Photo)

  1. Creating legislation and mandates, as well as policy-making are the duties of city council. Once City Council has formed their legislation, it is then approved or disapproved by the mayor. City Council works closely under the mayor who oversees the work of city council.

    (AP Photo)

    (AP Photo)

  2. Community development is the responsibility of city council. They assist in the planning of local road and pipe networks. City council is in charge of the distribution of the city’s water supply. They oversee all public spaces such as street lighting, public libraries, swimming pools, and play grounds. City council also oversees public services such as rubbish collection.

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    (Photo courtesy of beautifultrenton.wordpress.com)

  3. City Council assists in urban planning and zoning. Council members assist in the economic development of the city. They decide how, where, and when public works projects are completed. City Council decides where parks and other publicly owned lands would be located.

    (AP Photo)

    (AP Photo)

  4. They are responsible for city finances. Council members establish budgets and account for tax collection.
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    (AP Photo)

  5. City Council establishes how to hire city staff. They are mainly responsible for the hire of fire and police forces.

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