Sec. 2-86. Duties.
(a) Officiating functions. The mayor shall have the following duties:
(1) Presiding at meetings. To preside at all meetings of the city council, but the mayor shall not be allowed to vote at such meetings except in the case of a tie vote by the council on any question, and the mayor shall not have the privilege of debate except when the rules have been duly suspended for that purpose;
(2) Appointment of standing committees. To appoint at the first meeting each year, or as soon thereafter as expedient, standing committees for that year; but the mayor may at any time alter the committees and make such changes as the interest of the city may require;
(3) Appointment of officers and employees. To appoint, with the advice and consent of the city council, all officers and employees of the city whose election or appointment is not otherwise provided for;
(4) Dismissal, suspension, and discipline of officers and employees. To dismiss, suspend, or discipline for cause, with the advice of the city manager, all officers and employees under his control provided that for the purposes of this section the term "cause" shall be construed to mean:
a. Negligence or inefficiency in performing the duties of the position held;
b. Unfitness to perform assigned duties;
e. Conduct reflecting discredit on the department;
f. Failure to report for work without justifiable cause;
g. Chronic absenteeism; or
h. Political activity in violation of municipal regulations.
(5) Executing legal documents. To sign and execute all contracts, deeds, and bonds of the city duly authorized by the mayor and council; and
(6) Other duties. To perform all duties assigned to the mayor in the city charter or as may be assigned from time to time by the city council.
(b) Authority supplemented acting as city manager. In the event the mayor is appointed as city manager, with consent of the city council, he shall have all powers and duties associated with the office of city manager in addition to his powers and duties as mayor.
(Code 1979, § 3-301)
Sec. 2-87. Powers.
The mayor shall have the following powers:
(1) Rule making. To prescribe such rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary or expedient for the conduct of administrative agencies subject to his authority, and to revoke, suspend or amend any rule or regulation of the administrative service by whomever prescribed;
(2) Investigation. To investigate and to examine or inquire into, either by himself or by any officer or person designated for the purpose by him, the affairs or operation of any department, including the power to employ consultants and professional counsel when so authorized by the council to aid in such investigations examinations or inquiries;
(3) Overriding. To set aside any action taken by a department head and to supersede him in the functions of his office;
(4) Delegation. To direct any department to perform the work for another department, and to authorize any department head or office responsible to him to appoint and remove subordinates serving under such person; and
(5) Other powers. To exercise such other power and authority that may be conferred on the mayor by the city charter or otherwise by law.
(Code 1979, § 3-302)
Sec. 2-88. Mayor pro tempore.
During a temporary absence or disability of the mayor, the city council shall elect one of its number to act as mayor pro tem, who during such absence or disability shall possess the powers of mayor.
(Code 1979, § 3-303)
Sec. 2-89. Acting mayor.
In the event of a vacancy in the office of mayor the council may appoint a person duly qualified to serve as mayor until the vacancy is filled at a regular or special election as provided by law.
(Code 1979, § 3-304)
Secs. 2-90--2-106. Reserved.
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