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The Council may remove members of any board or commission established by this Charter or by ordinance, for gross misconduct, malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance in office, final conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude, judicial declaration of incompetency, persistent and willful failure to abide by the rules adopted by the board or commission of which he is a member, or willful violation of this Charter; provided that such removal shall not take place without the affirmative vote of four (4) members of Council, nor until the accused member shall have been notified in writing of the charge against him and given an opportunity to be heard in person or by legal counsel. The Council and the accused member shall have the power to subpoena witnesses and the production of evidence. The Mayor and the Deputy Mayor shall have the power to issue subpoenas for witnesses and the production of evidence on behalf of the Council or the accused member, and shall have the power to administer oaths.
Upon the required vote to remove a member of a board or commission as provided by this section of this charter, such member shall forfeit his office and such office shall become vacant and shall be filled in the manner provide by this Charter. Any person removed from office under this section of this Charter shall not be eligible to become a candidate for or hold any elective office or to service as a member of a board or commission of the Municipality for a period of five (5) years after this removal.