16.04. Removal of Elected Officials and Members of Boards and Commissions.
   (A)   Council may remove from office any member of Council, the President of Council, the Mayor, or any member of a board or commission established by this Charter or by ordinance, upon a determination that the person:
      (1)   Has pled to or has been convicted of a felony while in office;
      (2)   Has pled to or has been convicted of any crime involving dereliction of duties while in office;
      (3)   Lacks, or is found to have lacked, at any time prescribed by this Charter, any eligibility requirement of Section 3.02, 3.04 or 5.01;
      (4)   Has violated any prohibition of Section 3.02, 3.04 or 5.01; or
      (5)   Has committed gross misconduct, malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance while in office.
   (B)   Charges under this section may be brought only by the Mayor or any four members of Council. Council shall initiate the process to establish grounds for forfeiture of office by motion and shall have the power to subpoena witnesses, administer oaths and require the production of evidence.
   (C)   Upon finding that grounds exist which subject a member to forfeiture of office, Council shall instruct the Clerk of Council to notify the accused person. The Clerk of Council shall notify the person by any method which includes written evidence of receipt. A member so notified shall receive a public hearing before Council to be held no earlier than fifteen days nor later than forty-five days after the written evidence of receipt.
   (D)   Council shall make final determination by a motion to regard the office of the accused person as forfeited. The person subject to forfeiture of office shall be entitled to vote, if a Council member. Upon passage of the motion by the affirmative vote of three-fourths of the members of Council, the office shall be deemed vacant, and Council shall fill the vacancy as provided in this Charter.
   (E)   Any person removed from office under this section shall not be eligible to become a candidate for or hold any elective or appointive office with the City for a period of five years after his or her removal.