The Council shall be the judge of the election and qualifications of its own members.
It may remove any member for gross misconduct, or malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance in or disqualification for office, or for the conviction, while in Office or while a Council member-elect, of a felony or of a crime involving moral turpitude, or if adjudicated legally incompetent, or for a violation of the member’s oath of office, or persistent failure to abide by the rules of the Council, provided however, that such removal shall not take place without the affirmative vote of three-fourths (3/4) of the remaining members of Council nor until the accused member shall have been notified in writing of such charge at least ten (10) days in advance of a public hearing upon such charge, and the member or the member’s counsel has been given an opportunity at such hearing to be heard, present evidence, or examine any witness appearing in support of the charge. The accused member shall not vote on the question of their own removal. (Res. 65-2021. Passed 7-6-21.)