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67C.105 Qualifications, election, title, and powers of mayor -- Procedure for filling vacancy in office of mayor.

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Download pdfLoading PDF... var pdf_url = 'http://law.justia.com/codes/kentucky/2009/067C00/pdf/105.pdf'; $(document).ready(function() { var embedwindow = $("#embed_document"); if ($.browser.msie){ embedwindow.html(''); } else { embedwindow.html(''); } }); Page 1 of 2 67C.105 Qualifications, election, title, and powers of mayor -- Procedure for filling vacancy in office of mayor. (1)Allexecutiveandadministrativepowerofthegovernmentshallbevestedinthe officeofthemayor.Theterm"executiveandadministrativepower"shallbe construedbroadly.Themayorshallbe the chief executive of a consolidated local government formed under the provisions of KRS 67C.101 to 67C.137. (2)The mayor shall be nominated and elected in partisan elections for a term of four (4) years in the same election years as other local government officials as regulated by the regular election laws of the Commonwealth. The mayor shall assume office on the first Monday in January following his or her election. He or she shall serve until asuccessorqualifiesandmayservefornomorethanthree (3) consecutive terms afterwhichtimeheorsheshallbeprohibitedfromrunningforelectionorbeing appointed as mayor for a period of at least four (4) years. (3)The mayor shall be at least twenty-five (25) years old, a qualified voter, a member ofhisorherpoliticalparty,andaresidentoftheterritoryencompassingthe consolidated local government for a period of at least one (1) year prior to his or her electionasmayor.Themayorshallcontinuetoresidewithinthegeographic boundary of the consolidated local government throughout his or her term of office. (4)Except as otherwise provided in KRS 67C.101 to 67C.137, the mayor shall have all the power and authority that the mayor of the city of the first class and the county judge/executiveexercisedundertheConstitutionandthegenerallawsofthe Commonwealth of Kentucky prior to the consolidation. (5)The mayor isauthorized tosupervise, administer, and control all departments and agencies as may be created by KRS 67C.101 to 67C.137 or created by ordinance. The mayor shall appoint all department and agency directors. The appointees shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor. Specifically, the mayor shall: (a)Prepareandsubmitanannualreportcoincidingwiththefiscalyear,onthe state of the consolidated local government, to be presented at a public meeting of the council; (b)Submit an annual budget; (c)Overseetheadministrationandimplementationoftheadoptedbudget ordinance; (d)Enforce the ordinances of the consolidated local government; (e)Superviseallofficers,agents,employees,cabinets,departments,offices, agencies, functions, and duties of the consolidated local government; (f)Call special meetings of the consolidated local government council; (g)Appoint and remove his or her own staff at his or her own pleasure; (h)Execute written contracts or obligations of the consolidated local government; and (i)Approve or veto ordinances and resolutions adopted by the consolidated local government council. Page 2 of 2 (6)Incasetheofficeofmayorbecomesvacantbyreasonofdeath,resignation,or removal,themembersofthelegislativecounciloftheconsolidatedlocal governmentshallbyamajorityvoteofthemembershipofthecouncilelecta qualified person tofillthe vacancy in the office of the mayor not later than thirty (30)daysafter the date on which the vacancy occurs for the unexpired term.The members of the legislative body of the consolidated local government may elect one (1)oftheirmemberstoserveastemporarymayoruntiltheyareabletoholdthe election to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. If the legislative council fails to elect a person to fill the vacancy within thirty (30) days after the vacancy occurs, the Governor shall fillthe vacancy inthe office by appointment of a qualified person for the unexpired term. (7)Themayorofaconsolidatedlocalgovernmentshallbeknownasthemayorof ...................../.................. County Metro Government, which shall be a combination of the names of the largest city in existence in the county on the date of the adoption of the consolidated local government and the county. Effective:July 15, 2002 History:Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 346, sec. 55, effective July 15, 2002. -- Created 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 189, sec. 3, effective July 14, 2000.
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    Page 1 of 2 67C.105 Qualifications, election, title, and powers of mayor -- Procedure for filling vacancy in office of mayor. (1) All executive and administrative power of the government shall be vested in the office of the mayor. The term "executive and administrative power" shall be
    construed broadly. The mayor shall be the chief executive of a consolidated local
    government formed under the provisions of KRS 67C.101 to 67C.137. (2) The mayor shall be nominated and elected in partisan elections for a term of four (4) years in the same election years as other local government officials as regulated by
    the regular election laws of the Commonwealth. The mayor shall assume office on
    the first Monday in January following his or her election. He or she shall serve until
    a successor qualifies and may serve for no more than three (3) consecutive terms
    after which time he or she shall be prohibited from running for election or being
    appointed as mayor for a period of at least four (4) years. (3) The mayor shall be at least twenty-five (25) years old, a qualified voter, a member of his or her political party, and a resident of the territory encompassing the
    consolidated local government for a period of at least one (1) year prior to his or her
    election as mayor. The mayor shall continue to reside within the geographic
    boundary of the consolidated local government throughout his or her term of office. (4) Except as otherwise provided in KRS 67C.101 to 67C.137, the mayor shall have all the power and authority that the mayor of the city of the first class and the county
    judge/executive exercised under the Constitution and the general laws of the
    Commonwealth of Kentucky prior to the consolidation. (5) The mayor is authorized to supervise, administer, and control all departments and agencies as may be created by KRS 67C.101 to 67C.137 or created by ordinance.
    The mayor shall appoint all department and agency directors. The appointees shall
    serve at the pleasure of the mayor. Specifically, the mayor shall:
    (a) Prepare and submit an annual report coinciding with the fiscal year, on the state of the consolidated local government, to be presented at a public meeting
    of the council; (b) Submit an annual budget;
    (c) Oversee the administration and implementation of the adopted budget ordinance; (d) Enforce the ordinances of the consolidated local government;
    (e) Supervise all officers, agents, employees, cabinets, departments, offices, agencies, functions, and duties of the consolidated local government; (f) Call special meetings of the consolidated local government council;
    (g) Appoint and remove his or her own staff at his or her own pleasure;
    (h) Execute written contracts or obligations of the consolidated local government; and (i) Approve or veto ordinances and resolutions adopted by the consolidated local government council. Page 2 of 2 (6) In case the office of mayor becomes vacant by reason of death, resignation, or removal, the members of the legislative council of the consolidated local
    government shall by a majority vote of the membership of the council elect a
    qualified person to fill the vacancy in the office of the mayor not later than thirty
    (30) days after the date on which the vacancy occurs for the unexpired term. The
    members of the legislative body of the consolidated local government may elect one
    (1) of their members to serve as temporary mayor until they are able to hold the
    election to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. If the legislative council fails to
    elect a person to fill the vacancy within thirty (30) days after the vacancy occurs, the
    Governor shall fill the vacancy in the office by appointment of a qualified person
    for the unexpired term. (7) The mayor of a consolidated local government shall be known as the mayor of ...................../.................. County Metro Government, which shall be a combination
    of the names of the largest city in existence in the county on the date of the adoption
    of the consolidated local government and the county. Effective: July 15, 2002
    History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 346, sec. 55, effective July 15, 2002. -- Created 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 189, sec. 3, effective July 14, 2000.

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