What is the role of the Mayor?

Mayors in council-manager cities are key political and policy leaders, and their specific duties, responsibilities, and authorities depend on the organization's charter. The City of Alvin Charter does not allow for the mayor to vote on business before the council. However, in case of a tie vote on council, the mayor is called upon to break the tie. The mayor is the presiding officer at council meetings, represents the city in intergovernmental relationships, appoints members of citizen advisory boards and commissions (with the advice and consent of council), facilitates communication and understanding between elected and appointed officials, and assists the council in setting goals and advocating policy decisions.

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1. How does the council-manager form of government work?
2. How does the council-manager government benefit the community?
3. What is the role of the manager under council-manager government?
4. What is the role of the council?
5. What is the role of the Mayor?