The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

What Does A Mayor Do?


Please keep in mind that the Mayor’s job by powers of the executive branch are:


To set the budget

To set the agenda


The Mayor, just like the President, can either sign off or veto. 


A Mayor is in charge of running the city every day.  His job includes talking to citizens of the city and other government leaders to help solve problems.  A Mayor is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The City of Cudahy has a FULL TIME Mayor!  Don’t forget that!


The Mayor, the city's chief executive officer (this analogy only works when you realize the citizens are the stockholder/owners since the CEO works for them just like the Mayor works for the citizens of the city), directs city departments and appoints department heads, with the advice and consent of the City Common Council.


The Mayor submits a budget to the City Common Council.  The Mayor presides at City Council meetings and can vote in the event of a tie.  He does not have to, but can if he so chooses.  The Mayor must approve or veto all ordinances passed by the City Council and has the power to veto ordinances.


The Mayor is the City/Village cheerleader.


The Mayor also appoints members of city boards and commissions.  (It would be nice, check that, it should be only people living in the city can be appointed to city boards and commissions!  If someone doesn’t live in the city that their decision affects.  Why should their voice matter since they have no stake in the city?)


The Common Council is the legislative branch and are the one making laws and ordnances.  They are considered the doers and hold the power.


Since we have a Mayor, we have NO need for a City Administrator!




Since we have a Mayor, we have NO need for a City Administrator!


Now or in the future!


Please note that this is a duplication of job duties that the Mayor handles already!


Manages the City's business and carries out the Council's plans and directions by coordinating the work of all the City's departments and employees


Expends funds as authorized by the Council's budget


Recommends the Council on legislation, financial program, capitol improvements, policies, employment, and service


Hires city employees and may remove them


Investigates and acts on complaints


Negotiates and administers contracts and agreements


Keeps the Council informed of the City's business and financial condition

(It would be nice if our current Mayor would memo the city employees when he will not be in the office like our previous Mayor did!  Communication frankly is missing here!)


Represents the City at conferences, meetings, and committees




How much is a mayor worth?


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