council-manager plan

[ koun-suh l man-uh-jer ]
/ ˈkaʊn səl ˈmæn ə dʒər /

noun

a system of municipal government in which the administrative powers of the city are entrusted to a manager selected by the city council.
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British Dictionary definitions for council-manager plan

council-manager plan

noun

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

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