§ 3.05. Election of mayor.  


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  • (a) The voters of the City shall elect a mayor at large for a term of two years who shall be elected to commission seat one. The commission shall elect from among its members a deputy mayor who shall act as mayor during the absence or disability of the mayor and, if a vacancy occurs, shall become mayor for the remainder of the unexpired term. The vacancy created by the deputy mayor shall be filled in accordance with section 3.08(a).

    (b) Any commissioner or other qualified elector of the city shall be entitled to run for mayor. Whether elected or not, a commissioner who runs for mayor shall lose his commission seat effective the day of election. A commissioner seeking to run for mayor, shall give notice of intent not less than forty-five days prior to the first day of the qualifying period to allow time for notice of election, candidate qualification, and placement of the election on the ballot for the seat to be vacated, thereby eliminating the need for a special election. The candidate elected to fill the vacated seat shall serve for the remainder of the term.

(Ord. No. 86-15, § 1, 9-16-86; Ord. No. 97-05, § 1, 7-1-97; Ord. No. 2007-01, § 1, 3-2-07; Ord. No. 2011-01, § 1, 2-1-11; Amd. of 4-3-12)