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  77.260.  Powers and duties of mayor and council generally. — The mayor and council of each city governed by this chapter shall have the care, management and control of the city and its finances, and shall have power to enact and ordain any and all ordinances not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this state, and such as they shall deem expedient for the good government of the city, the preservation of peace and good order, the benefit of trade and commerce, and the health of the inhabitants thereof, and such other ordinances, rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary to carry such powers into effect, and to alter, modify or repeal the same.


(RSMo 1939 § 6949)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 6803; 1919 § 8290; 1909 § 9227


Assessment, special tax bills for sprinkling and cleaning streets, 88.640, 88.811

County roads, adjoining corporate limits, benefits how assessed, 88.647

License taxes, authorized, on what, 94.110

Policemen, appointment and removal, 85.541, 85.551

Street lighting, council may provide, approval of electorate, 88.613 to 88.630

Taxation, 94.010 to 94.180

Water, council may contract for service, 88.633

(1966) City council in third class city is primarily a legislative body elected by people, and wards from which councilmen are elected must be substantially equal in population. Armentrout v. Schooler (Mo.), 409 S.W.2d 138.

(1969) Ordinance of a city of the third class which purported to grant to the city administrator the power to promulgate necessary rules and regulations to carry out city ordinances was an unconstitutional delegation of city council's legislative power. Pearson v. City of Washington (Mo.), 439 S.W.2d 756

(1975) This section does not give a third class city the power to regulate real estate brokers. Anderson v. City of Olivette (Mo.), 518 S.W.2d 29.

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