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The Mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the City. He shall supervise the administration of the City’s affairs and shall exercise control of all departments. He shall see that the laws and ordinances are enforced in the City and shall be the chief conservator of the peace therein. He, with the assistance of the Finance Director, shall be responsible for the preparation and submission of the annual estimate of receipts and expenditures, and of appropriation measures, and shall at all times keep the Council fully advised as to the financial condition and needs of the City.
Subject to other provisions of this Charter, the Mayor shall have the power to appoint, promote, transfer, reduce or remove any officer or employee of the City except those required by this Charter to be elected or those appointed solely by Council.
The Mayor shall execute all contracts, conveyances, evidences of indebtedness and all other instruments to which the City is a party.
The Mayor shall be recognized as the official and ceremonial head of the City government by the Governor for military purposes, and by the courts for the purpose of serving civil processes.