City of Absecon is a Mayor and Council form of government.
NJSA:40A:61-1 et. seq.
Mayor and Council. Partisan
ORGANIZATION OF GOVERNING BODY
First week in January
Chief Executive. May participate in Council deliberations. May vote to break ties on ordinances or resolutions. Can veto ordinances subject to a 2/3 override by Council. Heads police department. Appoints police chief, captains and sergeants with Council approval.
Legislative body of municipality. Overrides mayor's veto by 2/3 majority of all members. Appoints subordinate officials of municipality, except as provided elsewhere by law.
Mayor is the chief executive. City may delegate, by ordinance, all or a portion of executive responsibility to an administrator. City may adopt administrative code.