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(A) President & President Pro-Tem. At the organizational meeting, but in no event later than January 15th next following the organizational meeting, Council shall elect one (1) of its members to serve as President of Council (hereinafter called "the Council President") and one of its members as President Pro-Tem of Council (hereinafter called "the Council President Pro-Tem"), each of whom shall, except in case of death, resignation, recall, removal or forfeiture of office, serve for a term of two (2) years or until his or her successor is elected and qualified. The Council President Pro-Tem shall be cloaked with all power and authority of the Council President in any absence of the Council President, except that he or she shall not possess the power and authority of the Mayor when the Council President is in the dual capacity of Acting Mayor and Council President.
(B) Appointment to Standing Committee. The Council President shall select and appoint the standing committees of Council, subject to approval by Council. If Council fails to act by January 31st next following the organizational meeting, the selections and appointments by the Council President shall become effective. The Council President may appoint him or herself to standing committees as well as other committees, boards and commissions, subject to Council approval when required.
(C) Presiding Officer. The Council President shall serve as the presiding officer of Council except that, in the absence of the Council President, the Council President Pro-Tem shall preside. In the event that both the Council President and Council President Pro-Tem are absent, then those members present shall select a presiding officer after the Clerk of Council calls the meeting to order. While presiding over meetings of Council, the presiding officer may vote upon all matters coming before Council, but in no case shall he or she, in his or her dual capacity as a Council member and as presiding officer of Council, cast more than one (1) vote on any matter.
(D) President as Acting Mayor. If the Mayor is temporarily absent from the City, or becomes temporarily disabled by sickness, accident or for any other reason, or in case of an emergency and the Mayor is absent, or whenever authorized by the Mayor, the Council President also shall have those powers and perform those duties of the Mayor until the Mayor returns, except he or she shall have no power to veto ordinances or resolutions, to order reconsideration, or to make or remove mayoral appointments, all as provided by this Charter. The Mayor may act to make appointments or removals, in writing, or to veto ordinances or resolutions as provided for in this Charter, while he or she is temporarily disabled or temporarily absent or absent from the City. If the Mayor dies, resigns or is removed from office, or if the office of Mayor becomes vacant for any other reason, the Council President also shall serve as Acting Mayor for the unexpired term or until a successor to the Mayor is elected and qualified as provided by this Charter, but for no longer than his or her term as a Council member, except he or she shall have no power to veto ordinances or resolutions or order reconsideration as provided by this Charter.
(E) Temporarily Absent or Disabled Defined. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Charter for the calculating of days, for the purpose of this Article, "Temporarily absent" or "temporarily disabled" shall not be deemed to occur until the expiration of at minimum fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days from the commencement of the disability or absence.
(F) Dual Capacity Compensation. In the event the Council President serves in the dual capacity of Mayor and Council President due to the death, resignation, recall, removal or forfeiture of office of the Mayor, the Council President shall be entitled to receive the greater of the two (2) salaries established for the positions during the time of the dual service of Acting Mayor and Council President.