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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Cory Booker touted his seven-year mayorship in Newark, and what he called the city's "biggest economic development period," after becoming the latest Democrat to throw his hat in the ring for the 2020 presidential bid on Friday.
In Kaohsiung, where the KMT won the mayorship, the party is likely to have a unified government for the first time since 1998, with 33 seats in the 66-seat city council.
"We set up cameras," said Zdankiewicz of a study by SIMPO, requested by Bob Butler during his mayorship. Researchers tracked pedestrian movement across East DeYoung in the area of Ray Fosse Park and found an average of 40 crossings a day at Otis Street, opposite Huck's, and just 20 at Garfield Street, where there is a very faded, but still marked, crosswalk.
For quite some time , during Naimatullah Khan's mayorship, the center hosted score of seminars, symposia besides providing facilities for research on subjects of islamic importance but later it was leased out to a party, which established a cinema while its outer space was rented out as wedding lawns.
"During the campaign in my mayorship days, I kiss every woman there, lips to lips", the 73-year old Duterte said.
He also proposed a joint performance between the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the North's State Symphony Orchestra The Seoul mayorship carries extra weight as the post is seen as a springboard to the presidency.
In 2016 Zamora ran against Gomez for the mayorship of San Juan City, where he lost by a slim margin of 1,000 votes.
Responding to a question, Bilawal said Karachi's mayorship and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) are under the Muttahida Qaumi Movement.
He was asked by the bench to appear before it and clarify his role in alleged allotment of 50 acres, out of a total of 129 acres of land reserved for water treatment plant, to some misplaced people, during his mayorship tenure from 2005 to 2010.
The Ombudsman, in a very, very late gesture, so it would seem that they are supporting me, fired, stripped him of his mayorship," Duterte said.
First off, they changed the pay rate for the Mayorship and locked in contracts with friendly businesses that did not have the new Mayor's vision at heart.
Gholam-Hossain Karbaschi, a former Tehran mayor (1990-98) and current secretary-general of the Executives of Construction Party who played a key role in compiling the List of Hope, said, "Mohsen Hashemi is a suitable option for the mayorship. Given his management background in the Metro [which he headed for 13 years], he is an appropriate option for replacing Qalibaf."