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Except as expressly otherwise provided in this charter, all appointed officers and all members and all officers of boards and commissions shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing power and until their successors are qualified.
Sources: Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Article VI, Section 4.
Purposes: With certain exceptions (see Article IX, Chapter 2), every appointive officer of the City serves at the pleasure of his appointing power and until his successor is qualified. For, apart from Constitutional compulsion, the interests of good and harmonious government generally require that an appointing power be able to remove an appointee when an consideration arises requiring removal, provided the appointing power bears the responsibility and remains accountable for his action.