Nebraska Revised Statute 16-312
Chapter 16 Section 312
Mayor; powers and duties.
The mayor shall preside at all the meetings of the city council and shall have the right to vote when his or her vote will provide the additional vote required to create a number of votes equal to a majority of the number of members elected to the city council. He or she shall have the superintending control of all the officers and affairs of the city and shall take care that the ordinances of the city and the provisions of law relating to cities of the first class are complied with. He or she may administer oaths and shall sign the commissions and appointments of all the officers appointed in the city.
- Laws 1901, c. 18, § 19, p. 234;
- R.S.1913, § 4878;
- C.S.1922, § 4046;
- C.S.1929, § 16-308;
- R.S.1943, § 16-312;
- Laws 1957, c. 55, § 2, p. 266;
- Laws 1980, LB 662, § 1;
- Laws 1989, LB 790, § 1;
- Laws 2016, LB704, § 56.
When the population of a city of the first class, at the last United States census, drops below the number required for such classification, it becomes a city of the second class and the duties of the mayor are definite and mandatory. State ex rel. Cashman v. Carmean, 138 Neb. 819, 295 N.W. 801 (1941).