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A. Judicial Powers. (Repealed November 8, 1977.)
B. Mayor's Right in Council.
The Mayor, his directors, and department heads shall attend all meetings of the Council. The Mayor may introduce ordinances and resolutions in the Council and take part in the discussion of all matters coming before it. He shall make such recommendations to the Council for the welfare of the City as he deems wise.
C. Veto Powers.
Every ordinance and resolution of the Council shall be signed by its President or President pro tem and shall be presented forthwith to the Mayor by the Clerk. If the Mayor approves such ordinance or resolution, he shall sign and return it, but if he does not approve it, he shall return it with a statement of his objections to the Council, who shall enter his objections on its journal. The Council may then reconsider the vote on the passage of such legislation not later than at its next regular meeting. If, on reconsideration, it is approved by two-thirds of the members of Council, it shall become effective. If any ordinance or resolution shall not be returned by the Mayor within seven days after it was presented to him, it shall become effective in the same manner as if he had signed it on the last day of the seven-day period. The Mayor may disapprove any item or items of an ordinance making an appropriation of money, and the item or items so disapproved shall be void unless repassed by the Council in the manner herein prescribed.
D. General Powers and Duties.
The Mayor shall exercise supervision and control of all the executive departments and divisions of the City. He shall be the chief conservator of the peace within the City and shall see that all laws, ordinances, and resolutions are faithfully obeyed and enforced. He shall have the power to appoint, promote, transfer, reduce, or remove any officer or employee of the City, but such power shall be subject to the other provisions of this Charter, or to the Laws of Ohio, where it is beyond the competence of this Charter to provide; and such power of removal shall be exercised over a member of a board or commission, after complaint and hearing, only for neglect of duty, incapacity, incompetency, or malfeasance in office.
The Mayor shall submit to the Council an annual estimate of revenues and expenditures, and he shall advise the Council as to the financial condition and needs of the City, including necessary appropriation measures. He shall see that the terms and conditions of any franchise or contract to which the City is a party are faithfully kept and performed. Unless otherwise provided by ordinance, he shall execute all contracts to which the City is a party. Together with the Director of Finance, he shall execute on behalf of the City all conveyances and evidences of indebtedness. At the first regular meeting in February of each year, and at such other times as the Council shall direct, he shall report to the Council concerning the affairs of the City.
(Amended June 8, 1976.)