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The Mayor shall have the power to call special meetings of the Council when required by public necessity, and to approve or disapprove ordinances in whole or in part as provided in the article on the Council.
Sources: Act of June 25, 1919, P.L. 581, Article II, Section 6.
Purposes: 1. The Mayor is empowered to require Council to meet in special sessions to act upon legislation required by public necessity so that any adjournment or recess of Council cannot serve as an excuse for a failure of legislative action.
2. The Mayor's veto power over legislation is a traditional attribute of the chief executive.