City government structure

We show how the City is organized under the Government Structure Charter Amendment.

Current City organization

Since the Charter Amendment took affect on Dec. 3, 2021, this is the structure of our City government. The Mayor is the chief executive officer over departments. The City Council is the legislative body that adopts local laws, makes policy, and oversee programs. The change, however, left many roles and responsibilities unclear.
According to City Charter, the Mayor must submit an organizational plan to City CouncilThe Council determines the design of the City’s administration by ordinance, which the Mayor can approve or veto.
This chart shows how the City's departments report to the Mayor.  City Council has a legislative role and is supported by Council Aides, the City Clerk's Office, City Auditor, and Boards & Commissions.

Proposed government structure

The Mayor's proposed government structure features four direct reports to the Mayor:

  • City Operations Officer
  • City Attorney
  • Community Safety Commissioner
  • Chief of Staff

The plan creates two new offices:

  • The Office of Public Service joins the operational departments under the leadership of a Chief Operations Officer.
  • The Office of Community Safety integrates the safety work of Police, Fire, 911, and Emergency Management. It also elevates the work of the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) to a new Neighbor Safety Department.

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Government Structure Work Group

The Government Structure Work Group has completed their report.  It includes recommendations for a new City of Minneapolis structure.

Read the full report