City of Boulder Form of Government
The City of Boulder operates under a City Council/City Manager form of government.
Nine council members are elected at-large on a non-partisan basis for two and four year terms. After each election, on the following Jan. 1, council members select one of their members to serve a two-year term as mayor. In accordance with the Charter of the City of Boulder, council members serve without pay.
Every tw0 years (odd-numbered years), five council members are elected to office. The four receiving the most votes serve four-year terms and the fifth person, receiving the least number of votes, serves a tw0-year term.
City council appoints and sets salaries for the city manager, city attorney and municipal judge.