From Encyklopedia Administracji Publicznej
DISTRICT MAYOR – is the chairman of the collegiate board – the executive body of the auxiliary unit of the urban municipality → a district (d.), which consists of the district mayor and his deputies. The discussed case relates to a d.m. in the Capital City of Warsaw. The selection of the d.m. is made by the district board in a secret ballot, by an absolute majority of votes, the deputies of the d.m. are selected from his appointees by a simple majority of votes, in a secret ballot. If, within 30 days from the first meeting of the d. council, the d. board is not elected, the president of Warsaw – not later than within 14 days of the expiry of that deadline – has the right to appoint the d. board, including the d.m. The d.m. can be dismissed at the request of the president of the city or at the request of at least 1/4 of the statutory composition of the d. council, by an absolute majority of votes, in a secret ballot. The dismissal of the d.m. is equivalent to dismissing the entire d. board. The d. council may dismiss the deputy d.m. at the request of the d.m., the president or at the request of at least 1/4 of the statutory composition of the d. council by a simple majority in a secret ballot. The d.m. or his deputies are obliged to participate in the sessions of the d. council. D.m. directs the work of the d. board and represents the board outside. Meetings of the d. board are called by the mayor or the designated deputy, setting the date and the agenda of the meeting and notifying the deputy d.m. The m. chairs the meetings of the d. board or in his absence, the designated deputy. The resolutions of the d. board are signed by the d.m. or his deputy if he chairs the meeting. The d.m. and his deputies carry out their tasks with the help of the district office. (→ municipality’s auxiliary unit) [ J. Wojnicki ].
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