City Council adopts the laws and policies of the City. They review and act on the annual budget presented by the Mayor. They have the authority to approve or deny the Mayor’s appointments to boards, commissions, and staff.
The Mayor provides strong leadership and presides over Stafford City Council meetings. In his role as head of the City government, the Mayor oversees the pursuit and enforcement of ordinances, regulations, and resolutions; signs all official documents; guides the preparation and administration of the annual budget; and delivers the “State of the City” message each January.