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Encyclopedia > 1923 Municipal Manager Law
New Jersey Local Government
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The 1923 Municipal Manager Law was the last type of reformed municipal government the State of New Jersey introduced in the progressive era. The law introduced the council-manager government form of government first developed in Sumter, South Carolina to New Jersey.


The council is non-partisan and elected at-large for 4 year terms. The terms may be either concurrent or staggered, and there is an option for run-off elections. Presently, only Lodi Borough uses run-offs and staggered terms, with half of the council being elected for 4 year terms every 2 years.


The mayor, elected by the council from its own numbers, is very weak and has no executive responsiblity beyond appointing representatives of commissions and boards, and presiding over council meetings. The mayor is elected for a 4 year term in municipalities with concurrent terms or serves for a 2 year term in Lodi Borough which has staggered terms.


The members of the council are subject to recall elections.



Municipality County Terms Council Seats
Asbury Park City Monmouth Concurrent 5
Clifton City Passaic Concurrent 7
Garfield City Bergen Concurrent 5
Hackensack City Bergen Concurrent 5
Lodi Borough Bergen Staggered 7
Medford Lakes Borough Burlington Concurrent 3
Teterboro Borough Bergen Concurrent 5



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1923 Municipal Manager Law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (195 words)
The 1923 Municipal Manager Law was the last type of reformed municipal government the State of New Jersey introduced in the progressive era.
The law introduced to New Jersey the council-manager form of government first developed in Sumter, South Carolina.
The mayor is elected for a four-year term in municipalities with concurrent terms or serves for a two-year term in Lodi Borough which has staggered terms.
New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (7117 words)
This was followed by the 1923 Municipal Manager Law, which offered a non-partisan council, provided for a weak mayor elected by and from the members of the council, and introduced Council-Manager government with an (ideally apolitical) appointed manager responsible for day-to-day administration of municipal affairs.
Municipalities can also formulate their own unique form of government and operate under a Special Charter with the approval of the New Jersey Legislature.
While municipalities retain their types of government, they may have changed to one of the modern forms of government, or further in the past to one of the other traditional forms, leading to municipalities with formal names quite baffling to the general public.
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