§ 31.03  REMOVAL FROM OFFICE.
   (A)   Elected officers.  Any elected officer, in case of misconduct, inability, or willful neglect in the performance of the duties of his office, may be removed from office by a unanimous vote of the members of the City Council exclusive of any member to be removed, who shall not vote in the deliberation of his removal.  No elected officer shall be removed without having been given the right to a full public hearing.  The officer, if removed, has the right to appeal to the circuit court of the county and the appeal shall be on the record.  No officer so removed is eligible to fill the office vacated before the expiration of the term to which originally elected.
   (B)   Nonelected officers.  Nonelected city officers may be removed by the Mayor at will, unless otherwise provided by state law or ordinance. Upon removal of a non-elected officer at will, the Mayor shall give the officer a written statement setting forth the reason or reasons for the removal.  However, this requirement shall not be construed as limiting in any way the at-will dismissal power of the Mayor.
(KRS 83A.080(3))
Statutory reference:
   Removal of elected officers, see KRS 83A.040 (9)
   Removal of nonelected officers, see KRS 83A.080 (3)