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Tucker City: Role of the council


Tucker City Council will appoint city administrators
One of the most important Tucker City council duties is to select and hire the top administrators for Tucker City, such as the city manager or chief of police. Smaller cities will have a city council staff of at least one or two individuals to assist city council members in identifying and vetting candidates, preparing for meetings and drafting bills and regulations. City councils in larger cities might have a staff of dozens.

Tucker City Council will pass ordinances
Another essential part of the job description of a Tucker City council member is to pass local ordinances. Most city councils have broad powers to write laws in any area that does not impinge on state or federal prerogatives. Traffic ordinances, noise control regulations, anti-pollution measures and ordinances regarding land development are all examples of ordinances passed by city councils. New city ordinances must go through a legislative process just as federal or state laws do. A bill must be introduced by at least one city council member. Colleagues discuss and may modify the bill and it is voted upon at a later date.

Tucker City Council will develop budgets

The Tucker City council members are also responsible for the development of an annual city budget. Larger cities will typically have a separate budget committee that is responsible for writing a budget to submit to the overall council for discussion and approval. There might be a separate budget for a capital improvement plan or regarding funds approved in bond packages. In some places, a mayor or other administrator prepares a budget and presents it to city council for approval.

The additional areas of the Tucker City Councils authority and responsibility are:
Judging the qualification and election of its own members
Setting and interpreting rules governing its own proceedings
Exercising all the powers of cities that the law does not delegate to others
Legislating for the city
Directing the enforcement of city ordinances
Appointing administrative personnel
Transacting city business
Managing the city’s financial operations
Appointing members of the boards
Conducting the city’s intergovernmental affairs
Protecting the welfare of the city and its inhabitants
Providing community leadership

 Noelle Monferdini

Tucker City Council District 2, Post 2