Any city officer elected by the people may be removed from office after hearing on written charges filed with the Council for any cause which would be ground for an equitable action for removal in the District Court, but the removal can only be made by a two-thirds majority of the entire Council. At least three-days’ notice of the time and place for hearing shall be given, accompanied with a copy of the written specifications of the charges brought against the officer. The Council shall have the power to summon witnesses and compel production of books, papers and documents and to take testimony. The notice to the officer so charged shall be served by the Police Chief. At the time fixed for the hearing, the Council shall hear and determine the charges so preferred, unless for good cause or failure of two-thirds of the Council to attend. In that case, the hearing shall be continued to a date and time certain. When the hearing has been completed, the vote of the Council shall be recorded and if by a two-thirds vote of the entire Council the officer is removed from office, the removal shall be entered of record, and the resulting vacancy shall be forthwith filled in the manner provided by law for filling an ordinary vacancy occurring in the office.
(1999 Code, § 5.10)