Boston Government Agencies

The city of Boston makes use of a system that is called the strong mayor-council government. In this particular system, the mayor is given vast powers and he or she becomes elected to the post by plurality voting. According to the provisions of the constitution, a single term for the mayor lasts for four years. For the City Council, there is an election every two years and there are nine seats for each of the districts. Residents choose their representatives by plurality voting. Working in tandem with the governor are various commissions such as the Boston Public Health Commission. 

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