The Ethics of Council-Staff Teamwork

Apr 1, 2005

This article discusses appropriate interaction among councils, managers, and staff in a council-manager form of government, as commonly embodied in a city's charter or ordinances. Clarifies the roles of the elected officials (providing direction to the manager) and manager (providing information to the staff). Provides tips for elected officials on communicating with staff. Describes the manager's ethical obligations.

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