City Manager vs. Strong Mayor chartPosted: Updated:
Former Council Member, Don Schussler created a chart to show the difference in a City Manager government versus a Strong Mayor government.
Yakima Chamber of Commerce Forum
January 10, 2011
Comparison of City Manager vs. Strong Mayor
[YCC=Yakima City Charter; PCA=Proposed Charter Amendment]
Qualification of appointees
[The Mayor must stand for election every four years.]
The annual salary of the Mayor shall be an amount equal to the highest paid City employee other than the City Administrator [or higher paid judges].
[No qualifications required.] The Mayor shall appoint a City Administrator to assist in the general administration of the City. The specific responsibilities of the City Administrator shall be determined by the Mayor.
[The Mayor may veto ordinances, or parts thereof, but such veto may be overridden by a vote of the majority of the Council, plus one vote.]