The mayor shall be the presiding officer of the council, except that the council shall choose from its members a president pro tem who shall hold office at the pleasure of the council and shall serve as president in the mayor's absence and a mayor in case of the mayor's disability or absence from the city. The mayor shall have a vote as a member of the council. The Mayor shall exercise all powers and perform all duties conferred and imposed upon him by this Charter, the ordinances of the city, and the laws of the state. The Mayor shall be recognized as the official head of the city for all ceremonial purposes, by the courts for the purpose of serving civil process, and by the governor for the purposes of martial law. They Mayor shall study the operations of the city government and shall report to the council any neglect, dereliction of duty, or waste on the part of any officer or department of the city. In time of public danger or emergency the Mayor may, with the consent of the council, take command of the police, maintain order and enforce the law.
(Ord. 556, passed 6-27-2016)