The City of Brighton is governed by
a part-time, seven-member City Council and an appointed City
Manager. Resident and registered voters elect City Council
members in bi-annual, odd-year elections, with the council
members serving staggered two- and four-year terms. The City
Council then selects one of its members to serve two years as
Mayor, and one to serve a two-year term as Mayor Pro Tem.
As the City's legislative body, the City Council determines
all municipal policies not set forth in the city charter or by
state laws. The City Council sets policies through ordinances,
resolutions and budget appropriations, and determines the
local property tax millage rate. The City Manager oversees all
daily City services, including police, fire, public works,
building, planning and zoning, and tax collections.
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