Duties of the Mayor
The Mayor is the Chief Executive of the Consolidated Columbus, Georgia City Government. The Mayor directs the executive branch of government, which consists of the office of the mayor, the office of the city manager, the directors of departments, and departments, boards, commissions and authorities ordained by Council or established by law. The Mayor is the official spokesperson for the consolidated government, presides at all meetings of the City Council, and is the Director of Public Safety. The Mayor shall be aided by a city manager, who, in the performance of his or her duties, shall be responsible to the Mayor. The specific powers and duties of the office of the Mayor are more specifically set forth in the City's Charter, including Sec. 4-201.