Sec. 2-25. Mayor; veto power; passage over veto.
The mayor shall have the power to approve or veto any ordinance passed by the city council, and to approve or veto any order, bylaw, resolution, award or vote to enter into any contract, or the allowance of any claim; provided, that the mayor shall exercise his or her right to veto any such item as set forth above by notifying the city clerk of such action within seven (7) calendar days of the city council meeting where such item was approved. The city clerk shall notify the city council in writing of the mayor's veto within twenty-four (24) hours of being so notified by the mayor. Any such ordinance, order, bylaw, resolution, award or vote to enter into any contract, or the allowance of any claim vetoes by the mayor, may be passed over his veto by a vote of two-thirds of all members of city council, notwithstanding his or her veto. If the mayor neglects or refuses to sign any ordinance, order, bylaw, resolution, award or vote to enter into any contract, or the allowance of any claim, and returns the same with his objection in writing at the next regular meeting of the city council, the same shall become law without his or her signature. The mayor may veto, as set forth above, any item or items of any appropriation bill, and approve the remainder thereof, and the item or items so vetoed may be passed by the city council over the veto as in other cases.
Source: Ord. No. 3298, § 1, 4-1-85
Editor's note--Ord. No. 3298, § 1, adopted April 1, 1985, did not specifically amend the Code; therefore, codification as § 2-25 was at the discretion of the editor.
State law reference--Similar provisions, R.R.S. 1943, 16-313.