How does city government work?
At the City of Mesa our form of local government is a council-manager
system. This means that local government combines the political leadership
of the elected officials with the experience of the appointed city manager.
As the governing body, the Mayor and Councilmembers are the leaders and
policy makers elected to represent the community. They focus on policy
issues that are open to the needs and wishes of the residents that live in
the City of Mesa. The City Manager and staff members make sure that the
policy wishes of the council are carried out and that the entire community
is being served.
The Mayor is elected into office for a four-year term. The mayor's job is to
meet with the City Council and the City Manager to discuss things that are
important to them.
There are six districts within the City of Mesa. Each district is served by
a councilmember elected to that district by the people that live within the
boundaries. Like the mayor, the councilmembers serve a four-year term. Once
the term is up he or she can run again for a second term. That is a total of
8 years a district councilmember or mayor can be in office.
The City Council meets the first and third Monday (except holidays) of the
month at 5:45 p.m. in the upper level of the council chambers located at 57
East 1st Street. The council meetings are open to the public. Anyone
attending the meeting can ask to speak to the council about important issues
during the meeting. You can also watch these meetings on Mesa Channel 11 if
you live in Mesa.
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Mesa. AZ 85211