The City of Miami Beach has a “council-manager” form of government.
The City of Miami Beach Commission is made up of the mayor and six commissioners. The Mayor presides over Commission meetings and is considered the City’s representative both locally, nationally and internationally. The Mayor and Commissioners set policy for the city. Setting policy means making decisions about what is allowed and what is not allowed in the City, about what services need to be provided to the residents, businesses and visitors, and about how to solve problems that concern citizens.
The City Commission appoints the City Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of the City. The City Manager works closely with the Mayor and Commissioners to provide city services and pass ordinances that are important to residents. With the assistance of his executive management team, the City Manager oversees the City’s departments and major city functions.