Mayor’s Office

Mayor André Wallace

Mayor André Wallace

The Mayor is the chief executive officer of the City of Mount Vernon. The person holding this office has the responsibility of overseeing the operation of city departments.

The mayor is chosen by a citywide election for a four-year term. The Mayor has a leadership role in budget-making, authority to organize and reorganize administrative agencies and to appoint and remove their heads, and a strong veto. The Comptroller, elected on a citywide basis for a four-year term, recommends financial policies and advises the Mayor and the City Council in the preparation of the budget.

How Government Works

Legislative authority is vested in the City Council, made up of 5 members, who are elected for four-year terms. The presiding officer is the Council President. He or she is elected for a one-year term at the statutory meeting of the City Council (first public meeting of the year). The Council President is the spokesperson for the City Council and appoints the heads of the various Council committees to one-year terms. The Council introduces and enacts all laws and approves the budget and it can override a mayoral veto by a vote of four-fifths of all the members.

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As the Office of Records Management, the City Clerk’s Office is involved with many aspects of city government including the City Council, our legislative body, and The Board of Estimate and Contract, which approves city expenditures.

The City Clerk’s Office is also known as the Licensing Bureau. Over 91 different types of City and New York State licenses and permits are issued to individuals and businesses. In addition, Primary and General Elections for the City of Mount Vernon are coordinated by the City Clerk’s Office. The City Clerk, as Registrar, is responsible for maintaining Mount Vernon’s Birth and Death Records.

The Board of Estimate and Contract is the arm of local government that grants approval for spending that is not within the jurisdiction of members of the electorate separately. The Board is composed of the Mayor, the Comptroller and the President of the City Council. In order for expenditures to be approved by the Board of Estimate and Contract it must be passed by a majority of members. Legislation is then enacted authorizing the expenditure. The Board of Estimate and Contract convenes following meetings of the City Council.

 

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Special Board of Estimate and Contract Meeting

A special meeting of the Board of Estimate and Contract will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room for the purpose to authorize the Mayor to sign all documents related to the African American Civil Rights Grant and to authorize the Comptroller to accept funds in the […]

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Special Board of Estimate and Contract Meeting

A special meeting of the Board of Estimate and Contract will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room, First Floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York for the purpose of seting the rate for outside counsel, and any other business that may be presented before said meeting. George W. […]

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A SPECIAL MEETING of the CITY COUNCIL AND BOARD OF ESTIMATE AND CONTRACT

Please be advised that a SPECIAL MEETING   of the MOUNT VERNON CITY COUNCIL will be held on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019 AT  9:30AM, in City Council Chambers, followed by SPECIAL MEETING of the BOARD OF ESTIMATE AND CONTRACT to be held on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019 AT  10:00AM, in MAYOR’S CONFERENCE ROOM, Mount Vernon City Hall, Mount Vernon, […]

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Mayor André Wallace’s Week In Review – August 26, 2019

We’re excited to announce our first installment in Mayor Wallace’s Week In Review series and the creation of our new medium page! Here is your one-stop location to view the latest news from our administration. Visit today: https://medium.com/@mayorawallace/mayor-andr%C3%A9-wallaces-week-in-review-august-26-2019-9169da9f9390 Visit here for a database of all Week In Review reports: cmvny.com/weekinreview

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City Council Meetings scheduled for today have been CANCELLED.

BOTH the City Council Committee Meeting scheduled for August 26th at 6:00 P.M. and City Council Meeting also scheduled for August 26th at 7:00 P.M. are hereby CANCELLED until further notice.

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