City and County of San Francisco

Mayor (#1190)

$171.68-$171.68 Hourly / $29,757.00-$29,757.00 Monthly / $357,084.00-$357,084.00 Yearly


As an elected official, and subject to the provisions of the city charter, acts as chief executive officer of the city and county; supervises the administration of all departments under the boards and commissions appointed by him; coordinates and enforces cooperation among all departments; reviews and submits the annual executive budget; assures enforcement of all laws relating to the municipality; and performs related duties as required.

 Requires complete and overall responsibility for: the executive direction and coordination of all the functions and activities of all city departments; approving and executing policies affecting all departments, offices and institutions; all forms of assets through exercise of judicious management of the entire city-county organization; establishing and maintaining public relations involving difficult external and internal situations requiring frequent dealings with persons of highest rank in connection with the explanation, interpretation and presentation of policies, legal provisions and highly specialized matters; directing the preparation, review, approval and maintenance of all departmental, operational, budgetary, fiscal, special and technical reports.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

1. Supervises directly the administration of all departments under the boards and commissions appointed by him; jointly, with the board of supervisors, is responsible for duties and responsibilities exercised by the chief administrative officer; may require preparation and submission of periodic and special departmental operating and fiscal reports; may inquire into the affairs and conduct of any department or office; may transfer or redistribute any functions or activities among departments or offices under his jurisdiction; may recommend the creation or abolition of departments; coordinates and enforces cooperation between all departments.

2. Approves or vetoes each ordinance and resolution adopted by the board of supervisors; may veto or reduce any separate appropriation item; may propose any ordinance which the supervisors are empowered to pass.

3. Reviews the annual departmental budget requests; conducts hearings on budget estimates as deemed necessary; may decrease or reject any item except bond interest and redemption and other specific items; may add requests for any public improvement or capital expenditure; submits consolidated budget estimates for all departments to the board of supervisors together with his message, recommendations and comments.

4. Approves supplemental budget estimates and requests; may veto or reduce any separate appropriation item; may request the audit of any officer or department; may recommend the establishment of departmental revolving funds.

5. Approves transfer of unencumbered balances of an appropriation made for one department to another; approves temporary transfers or loans of idle or unencumbered balances in other funds to the cash reserve fund; approves borrowings on tax anticipation notes; approves depository banks.

6. Appoints, without confirmation, all or some members of certain boards and commissions; may remove members at will or in some instances, for cause upon written charges; acts as ex-officio member of some boards; appoints, without confirmation, certain individual appointive officers; may suspend any elected municipal officer for official misconduct or remove from office any such official convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude.

7. Must prepare and submit an annual message to the board of supervisors containing a general statement of the condition of the affairs of the city and county, together with recommendations deemed expedient and proper.

8. Exercises responsibility for the enforcement of all laws relating to the municipality.

9. Exercises power and duty during emergencies involving the lives, property or welfare of citizens, to summon, organize and direct the forces of any department and take whatever actions which may be necessary to meet the situations.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

CLASS: 1190; EST: 1/1/1900; REV: 1/1/1900;