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The Mayor is the chief executive officer of the City with responsibilities for law enforcement, appointing department heads, administering City department and programs, and preparing and executing the City budget. Seattle's original Charter (1869) created the position of Mayor who served as ex-officio President of the Common Council. The 1875 Charter gave the Mayor a cote on Council. That was amended in 1886 to provide for a tie-breaking vote only. The 1890 Charter completely separated the Executive and Legislative branches. Mayoral terms were set at 4 years by the 1946 City Charter.
Photographs of mayoral programs and conferences including: the Mayor's Scholars Programs and the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Summit, which contains images of Mayor Nickels, mayors from across the United States, and heads of business participating in the annual conference. All images can be viewed in the Photograph Index online. Search "5200-03" in the Photograph Index.
[Item number.] Office of the Mayor Digital Photograph Collection, Record Series 5200-03. Seattle Municipal Archives.