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council-manager plan

[koun-suh l man-uh-jer] /ˈkaʊn səl ˈmæn ə dʒər/
a system of municipal government in which the administrative powers of the city are entrusted to a manager selected by the city council. Unabridged
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  • Phoenix has a form of government called the council-manager plan.
  • Under the council-manager plan, the city or village manager is usually considered the executive in charge of the water system.
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council-manager plan

(in the US) a system of local government with an elected legislative council and an appointed administrative manager See also city manager
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