Talk:Mayor–council government

Latest comment: 9 years ago by 2600:1004:B11C:F56F:7424:958C:26AA:14BB in topic Overgeneralization
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New York CityEdit

I would like to remove the reference to New York City. It seems superfluous since the sentence then goes on to say "as indeed do most major American cities." If this system was the minority it might be worth mentioning specific examples. Kind of like how you might go out of your way to mention how Louisiana has a different legal system than the other 49 states, but when talking about Kansas you wouldn't need to say that Kansas and most other states base their laws on English Common. Unless there's an objection I'm going to change the last sentence to read "Most major American cities use the strong-mayor form of the mayor-council system." - GoodbyeDave (talk) 21:34, 13 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This article is basically very basic. One question I did not find answered is whether it is a simple majority-vote rule on Council issues? (talk) 18:58, 18 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Depends on the council. One major reason this is a very basic article, is it's a very general article. While it serves to describe the general form of mayor-council government, each city is unique in its own way, due to different state laws, situations, etc. It's a good question, but not one that this article can answer, as its outside the scope of this basic overview.oknazevad (talk) 23:05, 18 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

citations needed???Edit

Should not all the statements in the weak-mayor section be cited/referenced? The quote is untraceable as well! Fredvent (talk) 02:07, 14 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


A "strong-mayor" form of government may exist without the mayor having extensive personnel decision-making authority. An example would be Nashville, Tennessee (formally, The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County), where the mayor has full discretion with regard to only two city employees, the Director of Law and the Director of Finance, with nearly all other post-probationary employees protected to one extent or another by Civil Service. 2600:1004:B11C:F56F:7424:958C:26AA:14BB (talk) 02:27, 19 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]