As one of the elected members, the Mayor shares the same responsibilities as other councillors and also:
The Mayor appoints the Deputy Mayor at the first council meeting after the local body election.
The Deputy Mayor has the same roles as other councillors, but fulfils the Mayor’s responsibilities if they’re absent or incapacitated, or if the office of Mayor is vacant.
The council can vote to remove the Deputy Mayor from office.
A committee chairperson presides over the committee’s meetings and makes sure it acts within the powers the council has given it.
The council can vote to remove a committee chairperson from office.
There are legal requirements for how elected council members must behave: