14-101. Cities of the metropolitan class, defined; population required; general powers.

All cities in this state which have attained a population of three hundred thousand inhabitants or more as determined by the most recent federal decennial census or the most recent revised certified count by the United States Bureau of the Census shall be cities of the metropolitan class and governed by this act. Whenever the words this act occur in sections 14-101 to 14-138, 14-201 to 14-229, 14-360 to 14-376, 14-501 to 14-556, 14-601 to 14-609, 14-702 to 14-704, and 14-804 to 14-816, they shall be construed as referring exclusively to those sections. The population of a city of the metropolitan class shall consist of the people residing within the territorial boundaries of such city and the residents of any territory duly and properly annexed to such city. Each city of the metropolitan class shall be a body corporate and politic and shall have power (1) to sue and be sued, (2) to purchase, lease, lease with option to buy, acquire by gift or devise, and hold real and personal property within or without the limits of the city for the use of the city, and real estate sold for taxes, (3) to sell, exchange, lease, and convey any real or personal estate owned by the city, in such manner and upon such terms as may be to the best interests of the city, except that real estate acquired for state armory sites shall be conveyed strictly in the manner provided in sections 18-1001 to 18-1006, (4) to make all contracts and do all other acts in relation to the property and concerns of the city necessary to the exercise of its corporate or administrative powers, and (5) to exercise such other and further powers as may be conferred by law. The powers hereby granted shall be exercised by the mayor and city council of such city except when otherwise specially provided.

Source:Laws 1921, c. 116, art. I, § 1, p. 398; C.S.1922, § 3488; C.S.1929, § 14-101; Laws 1935, Spec. Sess., c. 10, § 2, p. 72; Laws 1941, c. 130, § 8, p. 494; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 14-101; R.S.1943, § 14-101; Laws 1947, c. 50, § 1, p. 170; Laws 1961, c. 58, § 1, p. 215; Laws 1963, c. 43, § 1, p. 218; Laws 1965, c. 85, § 1, p. 327; Laws 1967, c. 40, § 1, p. 170; Laws 1993, LB 726, § 3; Laws 2017, LB113, § 4.