Government structure

The City now has an “Executive Mayor – Legislative Council” system of government.


In November 2021, Minneapolis voters approved an amendment to the City Charter to adopt an Executive Mayor - Legislative Council form of government.

  • The amendment restructures our City government.
    • The Mayor becomes the City's chief executive officer.
    • The City Council becomes a legislative body.
  • The new structure takes effect on Friday, December 3, 2021
    • The Mayor becomes our City’s first “executive mayor.”
    • The Executive Committee ceases to exist.
    • All City departments report to the Mayor.
    • The City Coordinator and other Charter Department heads become part of the Mayor’s Executive Team.
    • Management departments continue to report to the City Coordinator.
  • Mayor Frey and the new Council are sworn into office on January 3, 2022.

Learn more about the charter amendment that led to these changes

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