|- Type||Council - Manager|
|- Mayor||Jerry Ellis|
|- City Manager||Steve Brock|
|- City||33.3 sq. mi.|
|- Land||33.3 sq. mi.|
|- Water||0.0 sq. mi.|
|- Density||2,466.4/sq. mi.|
|Time Zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Farmington Hills utilizes the Council-Manager form of government, and thus is governed by a City Council consisting of a Mayor and six council members. The city council appoints a City Manager, who manages the day-to-day operations of the city.
Farmington Hills is neighbor to Farmington, Michigan. Together, the two cities form a district represented in Michigan's State Government by Democrat Aldo Vagnozzi, who is a former mayor of Farmington Hills. Farmington Hills is part of state senate District 14, and is represented by Democrat Gilda Z. Jacobs.
The Mayor's Youth Council is an active teen committee/council who work under the city to help address teen problems and issues. This council is run by the youth, for the youth, and is helping to build the Riley Skate Park (the largest skate park in the midwest), sends delegates the National League of Cities (NLC) conferences, has articles published in the local newspaper, helps run city wide events, organizes battle of the bands, and hosts their own talk show.
On Monday, December 18, 2006, a public meeting was held in Farmington Hills to discuss the possible merger of the two cities. This has been an ongoing discussion for years but there had not been any recent formal meetings on the subject. Officials are touting it mainly as a money saving venture, and also as a way to keep the two communities vibrant. Farmington and Farmington Hills already share several services, such as a school district, a library system and a district court, however, both cities utilize their own fire departments, and Farmington has a public safety department rather than a police station.
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