Mayor Law and Legal Definition
A mayor serves as the executive officer of a city. As the city's chief administrator and official representative, the mayor is responsible for the general management of the city and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced. Administrative duties include the appointments, with council approval, of department heads and persons serving on advisory boards.
As executive officer, the mayor administers oaths and signs all motions, resolutions and ordinances passed by city council. The mayor also serves a legislative function, presiding over city council with voting privileges. The Mayor is responsible for advising council of the city's financial condition and presents to council an annual budget for approval.