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Government | City of Richmond KY

Government | City of Richmond KY

Robert R. Blythe
Mayor

The powers and duties of the Mayor.  The mayor is a full-functioning member of the legislative body with only the following limited responsibilities and authorities as mayor:

a. Preside at meetings of the legislative body. KRS 83A. 150(3)

b. Call special meetings of the legislative body. KRS 83A. 150(4)

c. Sign all bonds, notes, contracts and written obligations of the city. KRS 83A. 150(9)

d. Many state statutes assign the mayor, in all types of government, the authority and responsbility to appoint individuals to a number of boards and commissions.  Each board or commission has different appointment requirements. Specific statutes applying to each board or commisison should be consulted to determine the appropriate procedure.

e. The mayor also acts as the ceremonial head of the city government and is recognized as the head of the city government by the Governor for purposes of military law.  KRS 83A. 150(3)

To contact the Mayor
City Hall office  859.623.1000
Cellphone 859.661.0289
rblythe@richmond.ky.us

Richmond City Hall
239 W. Main Street
Richmond, KY  40475

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