POWER AND DUTIES OF THE MAYOR

Report
Role & Responsibilities of
the Mayor
Background
 Second Term as Mayor
 Served on City Council for 3
terms (10 years) representing
District I
 Professional Accomplishments
Citizens of
Wheat Ridge
City Treasurer
Mayor &
City Council
City Clerk
City Attorney
City Manager
Boards &
Commissions
Public Works
Police
Parks & Recreation
Community Development
Administrative Services
Overview of Elected Officials
 Elect Mayor at-large
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Term limit, 2-four year terms.
Compensation
 Elect 8 City Council Members, 4
districts
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Terms 2-4 year terms, staggered.
Compensation
 Council-Manager form of
Government
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City Council hires City Manager
Duties of the Mayor
 Serves as Chief Elected Officer
 Serves as head of City government for all
legal and ceremonial purposes:
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What does this mean? Sign contracts.
CHIEF ELECTED OFFICER
Responsible for the efficient
administration of all affairs of the
City placed in his charge by voters
or City Council.
Liaison between City Council and
City Administration
Conservator of the Peace
Presiding Officer over City
Council Meetings
Veto Power - Ordinances
Casts Tie-Breaking Votes
(except for
amending/adopting budget
via resolution)
Other responsibilities of the
Mayor
 County Involvement
 Regional Involvement
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Urban Drainage Flood Control District
Board
Metro Mayors Caucus
ROLES OF THE MAYOR
 Ceremonial
 Spokesperson
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for City and Council
Educator
Liaison
Team Builder
Goal Setter
Policy Advocate
Promoter
TYPES OF MAYORS
Caretaker
Symbolic Head
Director
 Caretaker – Mayor
who invests little in
the office - (uniformly  Director – Complete
underdeveloped type
type of mayor who
of leadership)
not only contributes
 Symbolic Head –
ceremonial only,
mayor performs no
other roles.
to smooth functioning
of the City, but also
creates a general
sense of direction for
community.
LEADERSHIP
 COORDINATIVE FUNCTION – MAYOR
ACTIVE AT PULLING TOGETHER THE
PARTS OF THE SYSTEM TO IMPROVE
INTERACTION
Parts –
Council, Manager/Staff and Public
LEADERSHIP
 Guidance in the Initiation of Policy –
The Mayor not only channels
communication, but may also shape and
influence messages being transmitted.
Role of the City Council
Head of the City Council.
Helps to facilitate the
development of the City’s
mission and goals .
Wheat Ridge Goals 2015
 City Council Goals:
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Financially Sound City Providing Quality
Services
Choice of Desirable Neighborhoods
Economically Viable Activity Centers
More Attractive Wheat Ridge
Policy Priorities
 Neighborhood Drainage
 Create a better, more specific
definition of a City Center/Town
Center, facilities needs
assessment.
 38th Avenue Reconstruction, Kipling
to Youngfield.
Ideas into Action
 Setting Agendas, role of the Mayor Pro
Tem
 Regular Meetings
 Special Meetings
 Voting
 Quorum
 Attendance at meetings
 Use of Executive Sessions
 Initiative and Referendum Process
Challenges Facing the City?
 Transportation
 Infrastructure
 Revenue
 What do you think?
Are you ready to lead?
 Why run for elected
office?
 Boards and
Commissions
 A Day in the Life of the
Mayor

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