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The form of government used in the City of Weston, pursuant to the Charter, is a
Commission-Manager form of government. Under this form of government the City Commission
is the legislative branch of the government and the City Manager is the executive
branch of the government.
The City Commission enacts Ordinances, the laws of the City, adopts Resolutions
authorizing actions on behalf of the City, reviews plans for development, and establishes
the policies by which the City is governed. The City Commission hires the City Attorney,
and hires the City Manager who then hires all subordinate employees.
The City Commission is comprised of five members: the Mayor and four Commissioners.
is the ceremonial leader of the City, the presiding officer at
Commission meetings and is a voting member of the Commission, with his/her vote
having no more or less weight than that of any other member of the Commission. While
the leading political figure of the City, the Mayor does not bear the responsibility
nor has the authority of directing the day-to-day municipal activities. The Mayor,
upon authorization of the City Commission, executes all documents on behalf of the
City, and represents the City to other public and private entities. The position
of Mayor is considered to be "part-time", and not an employee of the City.
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City Commissioners each have the same authority and ability to bring matters
to, and to discuss and vote on matters before the Commission. The position of Commissioner
is considered to be "part-time", and not an employee of the City. Each Commissioner
is elected at large to a four-year term representing all residents of the City,
however, pursuant to the Charter each must reside in a specific geographic seat
area (see Elections & Voting Info).
CITY COMMISSION MEETINGS
All meetings of the City Commission are currently held at Weston City Hall, 17200
Royal Palm Boulevard. Meetings are generally held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each
month at 7:00 pm, please refer to the meeting schedule for exact dates. Commission
meeting agendas are available on-line in both English and Spanish and can also be
viewed on the City's government access cable channel.
With education a top city priority, the City Commission has supported Weston’s unique
program, named Weston University, for select high school students since its inception
in 2002, promoting a civics education and having fun at the same time! Learn more at Weston University.
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