City of Golden
Golden is a home rule municipality of the city form of statutory government in Colorado. Its government is a city council/city manager form of leadership which consists of a popularly elected Mayor elected by the entire citizenry, two Councilors each representing a District comprising one half of the city, and four Councilors each representing a Ward which each District is divided into two of. These seven members of the City Council are each popularly elected from their Ward/District/At Large and they serve as the governing body of the city. The Council hires and supervises the City Manager, who hires and supervises the City Staff, which handles the daily operations of the city.