The mayor shall preside at meetings of the council, shall be recognized as head of city government for all ceremonial purposes, and by the governor for purposes of military law. The mayor shall be the person upon whom service of process can be made. The mayor shall sign contracts, deeds, and other documents, and shall be the city official designated to represent the city in all agreements with other governmental entities or certifications to other governmental entities, but shall have no administrative duties except as required to carry out the responsibilities herein. Annually, the mayor shall deliver a state-of-the-city message. At the first council meeting following the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November or following any city run-off election, whichever is later, the council shall elect one (1) of its members as deputy mayor. The deputy mayor shall act as mayor during the absence or disability of the mayor. In case of the death, resignation, or removal of the mayor, the deputy mayor shall serve as mayor until the vacancy of the mayor's office is filled in accordance with subsection 3.062, “Filling of vacancies.”
(Ord. 92-28, passed 9-17-92)  (Adopted by electorate 11-3-92)