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</p> <p>Page 1 of 2<br /> 67C.105 Qualifications, election, title, and powers of mayor &#8212; Procedure for filling<br /> vacancy in office of mayor.<br /> (1) All executive and administrative power of the government shall be vested in the<br /> office of the mayor. The term &quot;executive and administrative power&quot; shall be <br />construed broadly. The mayor shall be the chief executive of a consolidated local <br />government formed under the provisions of KRS 67C.101 to 67C.137.<br /> (2) The mayor shall be nominated and elected in partisan elections for a term of four (4)<br /> years in the same election years as other local government officials as regulated by <br />the regular election laws of the Commonwealth. The mayor shall assume office on <br />the first Monday in January following his or her election. He or she shall serve until <br />a successor qualifies and may serve for no more than three (3) consecutive terms <br />after which time he or she shall be prohibited from running for election or being <br />appointed as mayor for a period of at least four (4) years.<br /> (3) The mayor shall be at least twenty-five (25) years old, a qualified voter, a member<br /> of his or her political party, and a resident of the territory encompassing the <br />consolidated local government for a period of at least one (1) year prior to his or her <br />election as mayor. The mayor shall continue to reside within the geographic <br />boundary of the consolidated local government throughout his or her term of office.<br /> (4) Except as otherwise provided in KRS 67C.101 to 67C.137, the mayor shall have all<br /> the power and authority that the mayor of the city of the first class and the county <br />judge/executive exercised under the Constitution and the general laws of the <br />Commonwealth of Kentucky prior to the consolidation.<br /> (5) The mayor is authorized to supervise, administer, and control all departments and<br /> agencies as may be created by KRS 67C.101 to 67C.137 or created by ordinance. <br />The mayor shall appoint all department and agency directors. The appointees shall <br />serve at the pleasure of the mayor. Specifically, the mayor shall: <br />(a) Prepare and submit an annual report coinciding with the fiscal year, on the<br /> state of the consolidated local government, to be presented at a public meeting <br />of the council;<br /> (b) Submit an annual budget; <br />(c) Oversee the administration and implementation of the adopted budget<br /> ordinance;<br /> (d) Enforce the ordinances of the consolidated local government; <br />(e) Supervise all officers, agents, employees, cabinets, departments, offices,<br /> agencies, functions, and duties of the consolidated local government;<br /> (f) Call special meetings of the consolidated local government council; <br />(g) Appoint and remove his or her own staff at his or her own pleasure; <br />(h) Execute written contracts or obligations of the consolidated local government;<br /> and<br /> (i) Approve or veto ordinances and resolutions adopted by the consolidated local<br /> government council. </p> <p>Page 2 of 2<br /> (6) In case the office of mayor becomes vacant by reason of death, resignation, or<br /> removal, the members of the legislative council of the consolidated local <br />government shall by a majority vote of the membership of the council elect a <br />qualified person to fill the vacancy in the office of the mayor not later than thirty <br />(30) days after the date on which the vacancy occurs for the unexpired term. The <br />members of the legislative body of the consolidated local government may elect one <br />(1) of their members to serve as temporary mayor until they are able to hold the <br />election to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. If the legislative council fails to <br />elect a person to fill the vacancy within thirty (30) days after the vacancy occurs, the <br />Governor shall fill the vacancy in the office by appointment of a qualified person <br />for the unexpired term.<br /> (7) The mayor of a consolidated local government shall be known as the mayor of<br /> &#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;/&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230; County Metro Government, which shall be a combination <br />of the names of the largest city in existence in the county on the date of the adoption <br />of the consolidated local government and the county.<br /> Effective: July 15, 2002 <br />History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 346, sec. 55, effective July 15, 2002. &#8212; Created<br /> 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 189, sec. 3, effective July 14, 2000. </p> <p>