Summary of Charter Amendment
- The Mayor will be elected by the voters, and will serve for a term of four years.
- The Mayor must be a resident of Cleveland Heights.
- The Mayor will serve on a full-time basis.
- The Mayor will be the chief executive officer of the City, and will maintain an office at City Hall.
- The Mayor, together with a full-time qualified City Administrator will supervise the administration of the City’s affairs, and will exercise control over all departments and divisions.
- The City Administrator will be appointed by the Mayor on the basis of executive and administrative training and experience, subject to confirmation by a majority of members of Council, and will serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.
- The Mayor will serve as the Director of Public Safety, without additional compensation.
- The Mayor will approve or disapprove Council ordinances and resolutions, and if disapproval, the Council may override the Mayor by a vote of at least five of its seven members of Council.
- The Mayor’s salary and benefits will be established by Council to be commensurate with the size and situation of the City.
- The Mayor will forfeit office if no longer qualified, convicted of a felony, or legally incompetent.
- The Mayor can be recalled, by petition of voters, with the signatures of at least 25% of registered voters who voted in the most recent election for Mayor.
- The Amendment provides for the election of a Mayor in the event that the Office of the Mayor is vacant, for whatever reason. That vacancy will be declared by City Council.