- City Council
- Succession Rules
The City Council at its first meeting annually, or in case of a vacancy not otherwise filled as herein provided, at any subsequent meeting, shall elect from among its members a President of the City Council who shall preside at all meetings and discharge other duties as may be defined by ordinance of the City Council and otherwise by this chapter or by law, and a President Pro Tempore who shall have the power of the President of the City Council during the absence or disability of the President, while the President is acting as Mayor or during a vacancy in the office of President, and an Acting President Pro Tempore who shall have the power of the President Pro Tempore of the City Council during the absence or disability of the President Pro Tempore. The President of the City Council shall vote as a member of the City Council, and notwithstanding that he shall be acting as Mayor. The President Pro Tempore of the City Council shall also vote as a member of the City Council and the Acting President Pro Tempore shall likewise vote as a member of the City Council. The City Council shall also constitute and appoint such other officers and committees as may be needed for the execution of the powers herein and hereby granted to the City Council. (see §33 of Charter).
When the Mayor is unable to perform and discharge their duties, due to illness, disability or absence, the City Council President shall become Acting Mayor and possess all the powers of the Mayor during such period of disability or absence, except that it shall not be lawful for the President of the City Council when acting as Mayor in consequence of the disability or absence of the Mayor from the City to exercise any power of appointment or removal from office unless such disability or absence shall have continued for a period of 60 days (see §61 of Charter).