19-413. Council; powers.

The council herein provided for, upon taking office, shall have, possess, and exercise, by itself or through such methods as it may provide, all executive or legislative or judicial powers and duties theretofore held, possessed or exercised under the then existing laws governing any such city, by the mayor or mayor and city council or water commissioners or water board or water and light commissioner or board of fire and police commissioners or park commissioners or park board or excise board, or members thereof, or fire warden; and the powers, duties and office of such fire warden and of all such boards and the members thereof shall then and thereupon cease and terminate; and the powers and duties and officers of all other boards created by statute for the government of any such city shall also thereupon cease and terminate; Provided, however, nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to interfere with the powers, duties, authority, and privileges that have been, are, or may be hereafter conferred and imposed upon the water board in metropolitan cities as prescribed by law or shall affect the power of city school or school district officers, nor of any office or officer named in the state Constitution exercising office, powers or functions within any such city. Such council, upon taking office, shall have and may exercise all executive or legislative or judicial powers possessed or exercised by any other officer or board theretofore provided by law for or within any such city, except officers named in the state Constitution; Provided, however, the excise board herein provided for, upon taking office, shall possess and exercise by itself all of the duties and powers theretofore possessed or exercised by the excise board under the existing laws governing any such city except the appointment, removal and control of the police force, which power shall be vested in the council.

Source:Laws 1911, c. 24, § 11, p. 158; Laws 1913, c. 21, § 7, p. 91; R.S.1913, § 5298; C.S.1922, § 4521; Laws 1923, c. 141, § 7, p. 350; C.S.1929, § 19-411; R.S.1943, § 19-413.