The Town of Cutler Bay is governed by a five member Town Council and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Three Council Members are elected to represent specific residential areas (Seats 1, 2 & 3) and must reside in their respective area. The Vice Mayor and the Mayor may reside anywhere in the Town. Town Council elections are non-partisan. As the legislative body of the Town, the Town Council determines policy, adopts the annual budget and makes laws.
The members of the Town Council also serve as the Local Planning Agency. In this capacity, the Town Council is responsible for the Town’s Comprehensive Development Master Plan and Land Development Regulations.
The Mayor is recognized as the head of the Town government, presides at all Town Council meetings, appoints all committees, and presents an annual State of the Town address.
The Vice Mayor is tasked with the responsibility of performing all functions of the office of the Mayor should that individual be absent or become incapacitated. The position is elected at large.
The Town is divided into three residential areas. A Council Member is elected to a Seat from each residential area. The residential areas corresponding to each Seat are generally set forth below:
Council Member Seat 1 – The northern boundary is SW 184 Street and extends to the east to 97th Avenue and Franjo Road, to the centerline of Old Cutler Road to SW 216 Street and Black Creek Canal to the south, and west to the Busway.
Council Member Seat 2 – The northern boundary is SW 184 Street and extends east to Biscayne National Park, south to 207th Street, and west to Franjo Road and 97th Avenue.
Council Member Seat 3 – The northern boundary is SW 207th Street and extends east to Biscayne National Park, south to SW 232nd Street and west to Old Cutler Road.