Notwithstanding any other provision of this Charter, Council may remove from office any member for gross misconduct, misfeasance, malfeasance or nonfeasance in or disqualification for office, or for the conviction while in office of a crime involving moral turpitude, or for the violation of the oath of office, or persistent failure to abide by the rules of Council, or absence without justifiable excuse, as determined by a majority of the other members of Council, from three consecutive regular meetings of Council, or three consecutive regular meetings of any one standing committee of Council to which the Council member is appointed. Such removal shall not take place without the concurrence of at least two-thirds of the other members of Council, nor until the individual shall have been notified in writing of the charge at least 15 days in advance of a public hearing upon such charge, and the individual or the individual's counsel has been given an opportunity to be heard, present evidence or examine any witness appearing in support of, or against such charge. No individual so removed shall be eligible for appointment to the vacancy created thereby.
(Amended 5-3-05; 11-5-19)