This section of Cities 101 provides information about city officials and includes pages about: elected officials, municipal elections, partisan vs. nonpartisan elections, mayoral powers, mayor-controlled public schools, mayor's term, city councils, and average salaries of municipal officials.
Identifies the elected positions of municipal government.
Details the three main forms of municipal elections.
Outlines the main arguments around partisan election practices. Lists the election types of the 30 most populous cities.
Describes the two categories of political and administrative authority afforded a mayor by the municipal charter.
Public school systems that have some or all of their board members appointed by the mayor.
Explains the lengths and limits of a mayor's term in office.
Illustrates the form and function of these local legislative bodies.
Identifies the highest salaries of full-time municipal officials.