What kind of goverment does Patterson have?
Patterson has Council-Manager form of government. In the Council-Manager form of government, the Council is the governing body of the City, elected by the public, and the Manager is hired by the Council to carry out the policies it establishes. In Patterson the Council five members including the Mayor (or Council President) who is elected by the people as defined in the City Charter.
The Council provides legislative direction while the City Manager is responsible for day-to-day administrative operations of the City based on the Council’s recommendations. The Mayor and Council, as a collegial body, are responsible for setting policy, approving the budget, and determining the tax rate. The City Manager serves as the Council’s Chief Adviser.

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