ATLANTIC CITY RESIDENTS FOR
Atlantic City Needs Change. From the Inlet to Chelsea, and Venice Park to Ducktown, people are excited about the hope that a new form of government brings to our future.
Under the “Municipal Manager” form of Government: YOU will elect council members who will appoint a professional manager to oversee day-to-day operations for the benefit of our residents, NOT for the benefit of politicians.
What We're Up To:
ROLE OF THE MAYOR
In the Council-Manager form of government, the Mayor is a councilperson selected by the council to serve as the public face of the community. He or she presides at meeting, assigns agenda items, and assists the governing body in setting goals and advocating policy.
Role of the city manager
The manager is an employee who can be fired by a majority of the elected officials; consistent with local laws. This person
Prepares a budget for the governing body's consideration.
Recruits, hires, supervises, and terminates governmental staff.
Serves as the governing body's chief advisory by providing complete and objective information about local operations, discussing option, and making policy recommendations.
ROLE OF THE COUNCIL
The Council is the legislative body and the community's policy makers. Power is centralized in this body, which approves the budget and adopts local laws.
The elected officials hire a professional city manager based on that persons EXPERIENCE, NOT their political alliances.
the role of the voter
A NEW GOVERNMENT:
A NEW BEGINNING
FOR OUR COMMUNITY
In the council manager government, local governments often actively engage and involve their community by serving on boards and commissions, participating in visioning and strategic planning sessions and designing local government services.
about the council-manager form of government
"The council-manager form is the system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council or other governing body, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager." - Georgetown University
Tell us what you think
Help us reach our goal by signing the Atlantic City "Good Government Petition".