This section contains helpful information about our government. Please refer to the links on the left to learn more about the information contained in this section.Burnsville's Form of Government
Minnesota has two basic types of cities: those operating under the Statutory City Code and those operating under local charter. Burnsville is a Statutory Plan B city.Mayor & City Council
Under Plan B, the elected City Council consists of a mayor and four council members
. All policy and legislative decisions are the responsibility of the council. The council delegates the administrative duties to a City Manager
The City Manager is appointed by the council and reports to the council. The manager is responsible for effective administration of City business in accordance with council decisions and management of City staff.