Council Rejects Expansion of a Mayors Powers

Last night the Washington City Council passed a resolution expressing disapproval with Missouri Senator John Greisheimer’s bill, (SB 6) that dramatically expands a Missouri Mayor’s power.

The resolution was pasted 5 to 3, with the mayor threatening to veto the bill, asking the city attorney to look into whether or not a veto was legal.

Some of a mayors current powers:

  • Appoint vacated seats on city council.
  • Appoints members to all city committees and boards (over 100 people).
  • Veto Powers (Takes 6 votes to override a veto.)
  • Only City Official that can sign contracts.
  • Votes to break a tie.
  • Controls city council meeting agenda.
  • President of city council.
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Published in: on January 21, 2009 at 2:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

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