Unless otherwise provided in this Charter: each director of a department or head of the Police or Fire & EMS division shall be appointed by the Mayor; department directors shall be appointed to a term concurrent with the term for which the Mayor is elected; the Mayor's appointment shall become effective upon confirmation by a majority vote of the members of Council; a director or Police or Fire & EMS division head may be removed from office by the Mayor, which removal shall be preliminarily effective immediately and shall be permanently effective unless rejected by a vote by more than two-thirds of the members of Council.  Pending confirmation vote by Council, persons appointed as directors or Police or Fire & EMS division heads shall be considered to be acting directors or Police or Fire & EMS division heads.  If the Council vote on confirmation of appointment or rejection or removal is not taken within 21 days after the appointment or removal is announced by the Mayor, the appointment or removal becomes effective without Council action.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Mayor shall be empowered to appoint interim department directors or division heads for a period of up to 90 days without the requirement of Council confirmation.
The Mayor shall appoint all members of City boards and commissions except as may be otherwise provided in this Charter.  (Amended 11-4-14.)