The city of Blue Springs has a Mayor-Council-Administrator form of government as set forth in the Home Rule City Charter.
The City Council it comprised of 6 members, 2 from each of the 3 districts. Council members serve staggered 3-year terms and are responsible for determining policy, enacting ordinances, and authorizing expenditures.
The mayor is elected at-large for a 4-year term. The executive power in the City shall be vested in a Mayor who shall be recognized as the head of the City for all legal and ceremonial purposes and by the Governor of Missouri for all purposes of military law. As a member of the City Council, the Mayor shall have all powers, rights, privileges, duties, and responsibilities of a member of the City Council, including the right to vote on questions.
Other responsibilities of the mayor include:
Attending, voting and presiding over City Council meetings