The City of Cape Coral operates under the Council-City Manager form of government. City Council members are elected at large from seven districts. The Mayor also is elected at large and is the eighth member of Council.
Our city has one of the best Recreation Departments in the state, providing all kinds of services for young and old. Our economic growth and education system, combined with our top public safety-standing, make Cape Coral one of the most desirable locations in the entire world.
The City Council enacts ordinances and resolutions, adopts the budget, and oversees comprehensive planning and land-use regulations. The Council appoints the City Manager and City Attorney, as well as the members of all boards and commissions.
The City Manager hires all department directors and oversees the day-to-day operations of the city.