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MAYOR, officer. The chief or executive magistrate of a city who bears this title.
     2. It is generally his duty to cause the laws of the city to be enforced, and to superintend inferior officers, such as constables, watchmen and the like. But the power and authority which mayors possess being given to them by local regulations, vary in different places.

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Mayor-to-be Dave Mitchell, who said he did not want the row to overshadow his day, added: "You have to look back to the dark days of Militant Tendency to find the last time people were political about the mayoralty.
We, with the cooperation of Erbil mayoralty, visit different places in Erbil where animal products are sold.
He fears millennium celebrations could be a convenient excuse to increase spending on the mayoralty unnecessarily.
The city's mayoralty has also been implementing several projects of asphalting, lighting, and pavement work in east Jeddah streets at a cost of SAR 74.
Security source told NINA that the number of casualties resulting from suicide attack against Jalawla Mayoralty building increased up to 2 killed, including a policeman, and wounding 8 others, including 5 policemen.
Armagh, in Northern Ireland, was granted a lord mayoralty - giving a civic honour to each UK country.
Chelmsford in Essex, Perth in central Scotland and St Asaph in North Wales were given the honour while Armagh in Northern Ireland was granted a Lord Mayoralty.
The new mayoralty was formed after the former Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council unanimously expressed its wish that the town maintained a civic role after being replaced by Cheshire West and Chester Council on April 1.
Responsibility for the Mayoralty of Castle Morpeth currently lies with the borough council, which will disappear in April when the all-purpose Northumberland Council takes over.
Labour's support was even lower than the share of the vote it received in the local election drubbing at which it lost hundreds of seats and lost the London mayoralty.
But councillors said that while Walker is innocent until proven guilty, the publicity surrounding the charges could be "damaging" to the mayoralty.
But he questioned whether a legislative body of borough presidents meeting every other week would leave too much power in the executive branch, resulting in ``an imperial mayoralty.