The City of Roseville is a statutory Plan B city (Council-Manager plan) as defined by Minnesota Statute 412, in particular sections 412.611 Council- Manager Plan, 412.651 City manager; powers and duties, and 412.661 Limit on council powers (use your browser's "Back" button to come back to this page). 

In brief, the council exercises the legislative power of the city, determines all matters of policy, and appoints a full-time professional City Manager.  The Council consists of a Mayor and four Council Members each serving at-large with overlapping four-year terms.  The Mayor is the ceremonial head of the city.  Members of the Council may not in any manner interfere with the manager or prevent the manager from exercising judgment in the appointment of officers and employees in the administrative service.

The city manager is the head of the administrative branch of the government and is responsible to the council for the proper administration of all affairs relating to the city.  The City Manager is solely responsible for the day-to-day administration of the City.