Whenever the office of a member of Council becomes vacant for any reason it shall be filled by an appointment by the majority of the remaining members of Council.  If the vacancy occurs before the expiration of two years of that Council member's term, a successor shall then be elected to complete the unexpired term at the next regular municipal general election. The person appointed by Council may be a candidate for election.
Any vacancy in an office of a member representing a ward shall be filled from that ward.
If Council fails, within 30 days from the date of that vacancy, to fill that vacant office by appointment which it has the right to make under this section, the Mayor shall fill it by appointment.  (Amended 11-4-14.)