§ 8-18. Date of election; term of office.  

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  • (a) Pursuant to authority provided by F.S. § 100.3605, the city adopted the first Tuesday in April as the date for all regular city elections to fill the office of city commissioner.

    (b) Pursuant to City Charter Section 8.07, commission members shall serve for three-year terms and shall take office at the first regular meeting in the month following their election, except that in accordance with City Charter Section 3.05, any commissioner who runs for mayor, elected or not, shall lose his commission seat effective the day of election and the candidate elected to fill the vacated seat shall serve for the remainder of the term.

    (c) Whenever possible, issue elections shall be held in conjunction with a regularly scheduled city election. When it is not possible to hold an issue election in conjunction with a regularly scheduled election, it shall be held on the date prescribed by applicable state law or by the city ordinance or resolution calling the election.

(Ord. No. 2003-15, § 1, 6-3-03; Ord. No. 2007-01, § 2, 3-2-07; Ord. No. 2013-01, § 1, 2-5-13)