A Charter Amendment to Fix Succession

A Charter Amendment to Fix Succession

Preamble: The District Charter once permitted the District Chairperson to succeed the office of the Mayor in an interim capacity, should the offices of Mayor and Deputy Mayor simultaneously be vacant. This provision has since been removed, though examples in Prominence and recently in Arborfield have shown that such a clause is necessary to ensure seamless continuity of government. With Article 2, Section 3 of the District Charter permitting the amendment of the Charter on the initiative of the Mayor, the following amendment is proposed.


BE IT ENACTED BY THE DISTRICT COUNCIL HERE ASSEMBLED THAT,

SECTION 1

Article 3, Section 11 of the District Charter currently states:

“Should the office of the Mayor of the District of Prominence become vacant during a term, whether that be through resignation, expulsion or other events, the Deputy Mayor may assume the office of Mayor of the District of Prominence.”

SECTION 2

Article 3, Section 11 of the District Charter shall be amended to state:

“Should the office of the Mayor of the District of Prominence become vacant during a term, whether that be through resignation, impeachment, or other events, the Deputy Mayor shall assume the office of Mayor of the District of Prominence for the remainder of the mayoral term. Should the offices of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor simultaneously be vacant, and should fewer than sixty (60) days remain in the mayoral term, the District Chairperson shall assume the office of the Mayor of the District of Prominence for the remainder of the mayoral term.

SECTION 3

This District Charter Amendment shall go into effect immediately upon passing the legal processes as described by the District Charter.

Submitted to the District Council of the District of Prominence.


CHIEF SPONSOR
Mayor T_xom

CO-SPONSOR
Deputy Mayor skelet_n


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