The Mayor, or in his or her absence the Vice-Mayor, shall take the chair at the hour appointed for the meeting, and shall immediately call the Council to order. In the absence of the Mayor and the Vice-Mayor, the City Clerk, or his or her deputy, shall call the Council to order, whereupon a temporary chairman shall be elected by the members of the Council present. Upon the arrival of the Mayor or Vice-Mayor, the temporary chairman shall immediately relinquish the chair upon the conclusion of the business immediately before the Council.
(‘86 Code, § 2.04.040) (Ord. 2889, passed  - - )