6-207: VACANCY:
   A.   A vacancy in the office of judge shall occur if the incumbent:
      1.   Dies;
      2.   Resigns;
      3.   Ceases to possess the qualifications for the office; or
      4.   Is removed, and the removal proceeding has been affirmed finally in judicial proceedings or is no longer subject to judicial review.
   B.   Upon the occurrence of a vacancy in the office of judge, the mayor shall appoint a successor to complete the unexpired term, upon the same procedure as an original appointment is made. (1998 Code)