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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.
City Commission
 
The City Commission is comprised of five members: the Mayor and four Commissioners.

The Mayor 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.

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).

GENERAL CIVICS INFORMATION

http://www.floridaleagueofcities.com/Assets/Files/QuickCivicReview.pdf


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.

The Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace – informational websites:
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» http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform