Nebraska Revised Statute 14-214

Chapter 14


City council; powers; how exercised; officers and employees; appointment; removal.

The council shall possess and exercise, by itself or through such methods as it may provide, all executive, legislative or judicial powers of the city, except as otherwise expressly provided by general law or this act. It shall have the power to elect or appoint any officer and define his duties, or any employee it may deem necessary, and any such officer or employee elected or appointed by the council may be removed by it at any time, except as otherwise provided in this act.


  • Laws 1921, c. 116, art. II, § 13 1/2, p. 428;
  • C.S.1922, § 3539;
  • C.S.1929, § 14-214;
  • R.S.1943, § 14-214.

Cross References

  • "This act", defined, see section 14-101.


  • The city council of a metropolitan city may exercise executive, legislative and judicial powers. Horbach v. Butler, 135 Neb. 394, 281 N.W. 804 (1938).

  • Where right of removal is reserved in the appointing power, without necessity of making charges, it may be exercised in discretion of appointing power, even before expiration of term. State ex rel. Gapen v. Somers, 35 Neb. 322, 53 N.W. 146 (1892).