Council Manager Form FAQ
The following information is provided by the ICMA, which is the leading association of professional city and county managers and other employees who serve local governments

Mason has a council-manager form of government. What does that mean?

What is the council's function?

What is the City Manager's function?

Does the manager participate in policy determination?

Where does the mayor fit in?

Are all council-manager governments structured the same way?

Can the manager be fired?