The Mayor shall be President of the Council, but shall not vote upon the passage of any bill, resolution or other matter coming before the Council, except in the case of a tie in the Council, when he/she shall cast the deciding vote. However, he/she shall have no such power to vote in cases when he/she is an interested party.
At the hour designated for Council meetings the President shall call the Council to order, and after calling the roll, if a quorum is present, he/she shall call for the correction and approval of the minutes of the last preceding meeting. He/She shall preserve order and decorum and decide all questions of order, subject, however, to an appeal to the Council.
No person shall be Mayor unless he/she be at least thirty (30) years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of the City of Washington at the time of and for two (2) years next preceding his/her election. The term of office for the Mayor is four (4) years. The annual salary of the Mayor shall be set by ordinance by the City Council.
For further information on the duties and responsibilities of the Mayor, see Chapters 110 and 115 of the Washington City Code.