A.   The City Council shall declare the forfeiture of the office of any elective officer or appointee and may remove for cause any person appointed to an office for a fixed term. In every case there shall be a public hearing before the City Council with notice published in the same manner as notices of proposed ordinances. A Council member charged with conduct constituting grounds for forfeiture may not participate in the resolution of the charge.
   B.   The position of an elective City officer or an appointee shall be forfeited if he or she:
      1.   Lacks at any time any qualifications required by law or this Charter; or
      2.   Violates any provisions of this Charter punishable by forfeiture; or
      3.   Is convicted of a felony while holding the office or appointment.
   C.   Decisions made by the City Council under this section are not reviewable by the Mayor but are subject to judicial review in a hearing de novo. Any resident of the City may petition an appropriate court to require the City Council to hold a public hearing on the forfeiture of an office if the City Council has unreasonably refused to proceed.
(Adopted by the electorate, 11-5-1974)