Home Rule Charter
Frisco voters adopted its initial Home Rule Charter in 1987. In May
2002, Frisco residents voted to revise the Charter and approved 19
propositions. Our Council-Manager form of government consists of a Mayor
and six City Council members elected "at-large" and a City Manager.
Council members' duties include enacting local legislation, adopting
budgets, determining policies and appointing the City Manager and City
As our City Manager, George Purefoy, is responsible for the execution
of laws and the administration of the government of the city. In other
words, our City Manager handles Frisco's day-to-day operations.
While our City Manager takes care of daily administration, our Mayor
and City Council focus on the future vision of Frisco. Our mayor
facilitates City Council meetings. However, as Mayor, he does not vote
except to break a tie. As Mayor, Maher Maso is the official spokesperson
for the City Council.
As a "Home Rule" City, Frisco has more control over establishing its
boundaries through council initiated annexation. Under "Home Rule,"
Frisco has more flexibility to adopt its own rules in addition to state