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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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Again in their 2012 Referendum, the residents of Birmingham and Coventry both said 'no' to an elected mayor.
The devolution initiative was always conditional on an elected mayor being in place, so without such a figure, some are concerned that the region could lose out on devolved cash and powers.
IF the view is that Wales will trail England without elected mayors this could be an opportunity to slim down our 22 local authorities, which became surplus to requirements once the Assembly was elected.
Campaigners say the city's current cabinet and leader model should be replaced with an elected mayor.
Councillors have said they would "reluctantly" accept an elected mayor as part of the long-awaited Yorkshire devolution deal.
Both Labour and Conservative governments have been keen to promote the concept of elected mayors - much keener, it must be said, than those on the ground.
Having five Teesside Labour leaders would surely mean an elected mayor would only be a puppet manipulated by the other five Labour leaders?
But ministers hope residents may change their mind after seeing the elected mayor system in operation in Liverpool, London and elsewhere.
BEIRUT: A Lebanese-Australian was elected mayor of an Australian city for the second time Thursday.
A number of English cities now have an elected mayor who can be a powerful advocate for greater resources and represent the views of the public.
A MINISTER'S claims that elected mayors could be back on the table - despite crushing 'No' votes in referendums - have been dismissed in Coventry as "the ramblings of the defeated".
In May 2010 incoming council leader, now prospective elected mayor, Joe Anderson made moves to bury the axe with Mr Gubay following a long running dispute with the previous administration.