Forsyth City Council approves city charter changes

FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Forsyth City Council approved changes to the city’s charter during it’s meeting Tuesday.

Council members voted to change from a strong mayor government to a city manager and council government. That means the city manager will become the chief executive officer instead of the mayor.

The new charter will also allow the mayor to hold more than two terms in office.

Forsyth Mayor John Howard says the changes to the city’s charter is necessary.

“We maybe small in number as a city, says Howard. “But our budget is 17 million and that takes a full time responsibility to manage 17 million dollars a year,”

The charter will have to be approved by state lawmakers and the governor before it can go into effect.

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