Ežumail from Hal Cloer re: Mayor Duties submitted June 15, 2005.
In recommending that
to close the political leadership gap (and superior bureaucratic power) that is widely perceived as characterizing that form. Perhaps it would be helpful to enumerate mayoral powers and duties to parallel those of the manager (Section 33e of the model). What is your reaction to the following possible enumeration? Are there desirable additions or deletions?
Section 2 Powers and Duties
The mayor serves as the political head of city government, and is a voting member of the council. The mayor must:
(1) Preside over and facilitate council meetings, preserve order, enforce council rules, and determine the order of business under council rules.
(2) With consent of council, appoint members of commissions, boards and committees established by ordinance or resolution.
(3) Sign all records of council decisions.
(4) Prepare and deliver an annual state of the community report to the council and city.
(5) Appoint council chairs and committee members and assigns matters to committees.
(6) Present the proposed budget to the council with comments and questions for consideration.
(7) Cooperate with the manager in coordinating and facilitating communication among elected officials, governmental staff, and
(8) Guide the setting of goals and the development and implementation of policies that improve community well being and service delivery.
(9) Promote and defend the city, and handle the external relationships of the city.
(10) Facilitate a yearly council evaluation of the manager and other appointed officials.
(11) Initiate the hiring and/or termination of appointed officials by the council.
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