Q May a mayor use the statutory authority to preside at meetings to prevent the board of aldermen from bringing up for discussion and voting, any matter which falls within its legislative authority, such as, whether to adjourn the meeting?

A No. The matter of whether to adjourn a meeting of a mayor and board of aldermen is, obviously, a matter that falls within the authority of the board. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Slocum dated October 29, 2010)