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§ 9-105. Mayor--Duties as chief executive officer

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 11. Cities and Towns

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 11. Cities and Towns (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Municipal Code (Refs & Annos)
Article IX. Aldermanic Form of City Government
11 Okl.St.Ann. § 9-105
§ 9-105. Mayor--Duties as chief executive officer
The mayor shall be chief executive officer of the administrative branch of the government of the city. The mayor shall be recognized as the head of the city government for all ceremonial purposes and by the Governor for purposes of military law. The mayor shall:
1. appoint, subject to confirmation by the city council, a city attorney and all heads or directors of administrative departments including members of boards and commissions and shall appoint all other administrative officers and employees of the city; and
2. sign the commissions and appointments of all officers, elected or appointed; and
3. remove or suspend city officers or employees against whom charges of incompetency, neglect, or violation of duty are made, until such time as the council shall take action on the charges; and
4. supervise and control all administrative departments, agencies, officers, and employees, act promptly on a charge of neglect or violation of duty of any officer or employee, and require any officer to account for and report to the council in writing on any subject pertaining to the duties, powers, or functions of the officer when the mayor deems necessary; and
5. prepare a budget annually and submit it to the council. The mayor shall be responsible for the administration of the budget after it goes into effect; and
6. keep the council advised of the financial condition and future needs of the city. The mayor shall submit to the council a report after the end of the fiscal year on the finances and administrative activities of the city for the preceding year; and
7. make recommendations to the council of measures for the well-being of the city; and
8. enforce the city ordinances; and
9. grant pardons for violation of city ordinances, including the remission of fines and costs, subject to the approval of the council. Said approval may only be given at a meeting of the council after the reasons and order of remission or pardon have been entered on the journal; and
10. have such other powers, duties, and functions as may be prescribed by law or by ordinance.


Laws 1977, c. 256, § 9-105, eff. July 1, 1978; Laws 1984, c. 126, § 11, eff. Nov. 1, 1984.
11 Okl. St. Ann. § 9-105, OK ST T. 11 § 9-105
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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