|University City has a City Manager form of government. The City
Manager is hired by the City Council. The City Council passes
ordinances, approves the budget and authorizes spending. The
City Manager is in charge of day to day operations and makes all
The City Council has 7 members; 2 elected from each of the three
wards plus the Mayor.
Each Ward elects two council members; however only one council
member is elected in each election. Terms are 4 years with one
Council member elected in each Ward in April 2016 and the second
council member elected in April 2018. Council members are paid
$200 per month. Elections are non-partisan.
The Mayor chairs Council meetings and has a single vote. The
Mayor is elected to a 4 year term in a non-partisan election that
includes all three Wards. The next Mayoral election is April 2018.
The Mayor has no administrative responsibilities and does not have
veto power over legislation. The Mayor is paid $400 per month.