Is the form popular in large communities?
Yes. Out of 237 cities with greater than 100,000 residents, 141 use this form of government. In addition to Sterling Heights, other major cities using the council-manager system include:

Charlotte, NC
Dallas, TX
Las Vegas, NV
Oklahoma City, OK
Phoenix, AZ
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA.

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1. Do managers participate in local politics?
2. How many Americans live in communities that operate under council-manager government?
3. Is the form popular in large communities?
4. Is this council-manager form of government used only in certain kinds of cities?
5. What else does ICMA’s Code of Ethics cover?
6. What is ICMA?
7. What is the history of the council-manager form?
8. Where do managers get their experience?