A mayor is the highest elected official of a large and usually central municipality such as a city or independent city, or sometimes of several municipalities within a larger country.
The mayor is often, but not always, the chief executive.
These officials are elected by the citizens of each specific municipality; mayors may also be appointed in lieu of election to represent their national government at an international level.
The mayor of Lannach is the highest ranked official in the City of Lannach. The mayor’s office may be delegated to an elected individual such as a deputy mayor, but there must always be a mayor as the head of the city.
Whenever such a position is vacant due to either death or resignation, an election must be held within 120 days to fill it.
The mayor may also be removed from office by impeachment, and may be suspended from duty by an individual with high-ranking authority if deemed necessary.
The mayor is second in command after the Marshal of Lannach.
What is the Mayor’s role?
The mayor’s main role is to be the leader of the city. He/she controls all city policies and also appoints high ranking officials.
The mayor must have a significant amount of power in order to be able to do this. The mayor controls all city policies including the budget, taxation, enforcing laws, etc.
The mayor also has many duties including appointing other high-ranking officials such as members of the committee of public safety, members of the council of public safety, chief sworn officers, etc.
Lastly, there are numerous duties that are delegated to him/her but are an important part of being a good mayor.
The following paragraph provides insight into what affects who can become mayor:
“In general, any citizen that is 21 years old and has been living in his/her current place for at least two years can run for office.
Eligibility criteria to be a mayor :
1. Minimum 21 years of age.
2. Minimum two years of being a resident of the city.
3. Citizen of the country for at least one year.
4. Not have been convicted for any crimes related to treason, murder, arson, robbery, drug trafficking or any other crime which is punishable by more than 5 years in prison during previous 10 years.
In many municipalities, the actual town hall is located in another building.
In those cases, it can also become a possibility to have a location without the actual office. In some cities, the mayor’s function is performed by one or more deputy mayors.
In some cities there are several leaders that take care of different parts of the budget and operations. Sometimes these tasks are even separated into “executive” and “legislative”.
These different leaders cannot be considered as a separate entity from the mayor or city council as they work for him/her.
Election criteria and information for Mayor :
1. Are you Legal to vote in the Nation where the Mayor is elected?
2. Are you a citizen of that nation?
3. Are you a resident of that nation?
4. How many people altogether live in the Elected Mayor’s jurisdiction, aka city or town??
5. How many people altogether that he/she can command or influence??
6. Do they have enough money for his/her job and to spend on themselves?
7. What are the reasons why he/she has been given this position?
8. Does the Elected Mayor have a good reputation?
9. Is there any evidence to support why he was voted into office?
10 .Did he/she earn his/her position in the position that he/she was elected into?
Selection Of Mayor :
1. The Mayor is elected by the voting public through a secret ballot.
2. The terms of mayor must be at least two years long.
3. The Mayor must have been a resident in the city for at least two years immediately before being elected, unless he/she has been a local official in this position for at least five years.
However, if he/she has been a public official in the same post for 10 consecutive years then that length of service is sufficient to qualify him or her as a candidate.
4. The candidate with the most votes from the public wins.
5. The Mayor must be a citizen of the country whose jurisdiction they are running for office in.
6. In order to run for office, a candidate must have been a citizen of the nation in which they are running for at least one year prior to election day.
7. No restrictions exist in regards to a candidate’s age, race, gender, political ideology or religion.”