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Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government monthly quiz

The three forms of municipal government approved for use in South Carolina have plenty of differences. But they also have overlapping powers. Choose three statutory duties and powers of council that are common under all three forms of municipal government — the mayor-council form (strong mayor), the council form (weak mayor) and the council-manager form.

a. Appoints a municipal attorney and judge(s) of the municipal court

b. Elects a mayor pro tempore from its membership

c. Appoints the municipal clerk

d. Exercises sole authority to adopt laws and policies

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Answer: The answer that doesn't overlap with all three forms of government is "c." The city manager appoints the clerk in the council-manager form of government.