(a)   Except as otherwise provided in this charter, any vacancy occurring in any elective office shall be filled within thirty (30) days after such vacancy shall have occurred by the concurring vote of at least four (4) members of the council.  The person appointed by the council shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term of the vacated office.
   (b)   If a vacancy occurs in any appointive office, it shall be filled in the manner provided for making the original appointment.  In the case of members of boards and commissions appointed for a definite term, such appointments shall be for the unexpired term.
(Amendment approved by the city electorate on November 8, 2011)