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(A) Elective Officers.
(1) Vacancy in the office of City Councillor should be filled as provided in Article IV, Section 9 of the City Charter. Vacancy in the office of Mayor should be filled as provided in Article V, Section 5 of the City Charter.
(2) Within 30 days after first entering upon the duties of his office, the Mayor shall, in addition to any duly authorized deputy, designate such number of emergency interim successors to his duties as chief executive officer (but not his veto power) and specify their rank in order of succession after any duly authorized deputy so that there will be not less than three duly authorized deputies or emergency interim successors or combination thereof. However, these provisions have effect only if the vacancy provisions of the City Charter, referenced in division (A)(1) of this section, do not apply or cannot fill the office of Mayor.
(B) Appointive Officers. The Mayor shall within the time specified in division (A)(2), in addition to any duly authorized deputy, designate for appointive officers including the Chief Administrative Office and all city department heads, such number of emergency interim successors to these officers and specify their rank in order of succession after any duly authorized deputy so that there will be not less than three duly authorized deputies or emergency interim successors or combination thereof for each officer.
(C) Review of Designation. The Mayor shall review and, as necessary or appropriate, promptly revise the designations of emergency interim successors to insure that at all times there are at least three appropriate and qualified emergency interim successors or duly authorized deputies or any combination thereof for each officer specified.
(D) Qualifications. No person shall be designated or serve as an emergency interim successor unless he may under the constitution and statutes of this state and the charter or ordinances of this city, hold the office of the person to whose powers and duties he is designated to succeed, but no provision of any ordinance prohibiting an officer or employee of this city from holding another office shall be applicable to an emergency interim successor.
(E) Status of Emergency Interim Successor. A person designated as an emergency interim successor holds that designation at the pleasure of the designator; provided, that he must be replaced if removed. He retains this designation as emergency interim successor until replaced by another appointed by the authorized designator.
('74 Code, § 1-2-3) (Ord. 2167; Am. Ord. 67-1988)