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I have a bar in a small village 120 people. I went

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I have a bar in a small village 120 people. I went to the council meeting to get a 3am close instead of a 2am,they turned me down. Now with that being said the village mayor is all for it......He is also the local liquor commissioner.........So my question is this, can the mayor veto that vote and give me the 3am by himself ? Thank You!!! xxx

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Unfortunately, this would not be permissible. A Mayor's power to veto an act proposed by the council only extends to say "no" to the council's proposition. The Mayor's veto power does not give him the power to say "instead of what you are proposing, we are going to do______" and then to do it. The actual act must be approved by the council.
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