Knowledgebase-Appointing a New Mayor


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Title:Appointing a New Mayor
Summary:MTAS was asked who will be Mayor if the current Mayor resigns his seat.
Original Author:Hardy, Pat
Co-Author:
Product Create Date:05/24/2011
Last Reviewed on::06/12/2017
Subject:Mayor; City council--Procedure; Elections--Terms of office
Type:General
Original Document: Appointing a New Mayor.pdf

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Text of Document: You have asked a question about the office of Mayor. Specifically, you want to know who will be Mayor if the current Mayor resigns his seat. If that occurs, the Council must appoint a new Mayor from among themselves. The position of Mayor Pro Tem does not automatically assume the office of Mayor. Your Charter only authorizes the Mayor Pro Tem to act in the “Temporary absence or disability” of the Mayor. The resignation of a Mayor is neither a disability nor temporary. Thus, the Council must appoint a new Mayor. Until that time, they should appoint one among themselves to preside at each meeting.