A City Councilmember that micromanages is, plain and simple, a control freak. The work environment is stifling because he wants control over all decisions. This Councilmember distrusts the team, so tasks rarely get delegated to others.
Typically, you’ll find there’s hardly room for group discussion or input because the management style is autocratic, which limits creativity and desire to learn new things. Loyal Councilmembers trying to find meaning and purpose in their jobs are left with nothing but marching orders. It may be time to consider resignation if Councilmembers work for council leadership under such conditions.
A new regime has started in 2019-2020 under such Council Leadership. And you should learn who they are by attending Council Meetings and Work Sessions.