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San Mateo City Charter.

2.02 Mayor.

The Council shall elect from among its members officers of the city who shall have the titles of mayor and deputy mayor, each of whom shall serve at the pleasure of the council. The mayor shall preside at meetings of the council, shall be recognized as head of the city government for all ceremonial purposes and by the governor for purposes of military law, but shall have no administrative duties. The deputy mayor shall act as mayor during the absence or disability of the mayor.