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Nevada Mayor Defines Limits of Power During Virus Emergency

Mesquite, NV. In this video, Mayor Al Litman of Mesquite, NV reminds his constituents of the Mayor’s limitations. Different cities and counties have various forms of Mayors from a ceremonial mayor to an influential program entrepreneur.

In 2017, then city council members, David Ballweg, Rich Green, George Rapson, Geno Withelder, and Brian Wursten, pushed for a city charter that limited the role of the Mayor to primarily ceremonial.

In that role, the Mayor represents the City Government for all ceremonial purposes a provides an annual address to the City Council.

However, he does have the power to declare emergencies as necessary to “protect the health, welfare, and safety of the City.


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Michael McGreer Mesquite, Nevada
Dr. Michael Manford McGreer is managing editor of and writes on issues that impact public policy.

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