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Mayor Chris Beutler

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555 South 10th St., Suite 301, Lincoln, NE 68508

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is the mayor?
    • The mayor is chief executive officer and administrative head of City government. The mayor is elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis.

      As executive officer of the City, the mayor is involved in day-to-day affairs of the City. Department directors report to the mayor.

  2. How long does a mayor serve in a term?
    • The mayor serves a four year term. There is no limit to the number of terms a mayor can serve.

  3. Where is the mayor located?
    • The Mayor's Office is located at 555 South 10th Street Suite 301

  4. What are the mayor's responsibilities?
    • As administrative head of City government, the mayor works with the City Council in matters relating to legislation, including the City's annual budget. The mayor does not vote on issues before Council. Instead, the mayor signs or vetoes City Council legislation. Only emergency ordinances or enactments relating to emergency appropriations or borrowing cannot be vetoed. The City Council may pass an ordinance over the mayors veto by an override vote of five of its members.

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