|The City Charter dictates that Council select a Vice Mayor each year. This agenda item is an opportunity for Councilmembers to present to Council their desire to serve as Vice Mayor or their desire for another Councilmember to seek that position.
SECTION 4.04 MAYOR AND VICE MAYOR.
(B) Vice Mayor. Council shall, at the first regular meeting in January following its election and every year thereafter, choose, by a vote of no less than five (5) members of Council, one of its members as Vice Mayor, who shall act as Mayor during the absence or disability of the Mayor. If a vacancy in the Mayor's office occurs, the Vice Mayor shall serve as Mayor until the next regular municipal election. At such election a Mayor shall be elected to serve for the unexpired or a full term, as appropriate. At least ten (10) days prior to the date for filing for the office of Mayor at such election, the Vice Mayor who assumed the office of Mayor shall file with the Clerk of Council a written statement indicating whether such person will become a candidate for Mayor at such election or will reassume office of Councilmember, and such person shall be bound by such decision. If such decision is made in favor of reassuming the office of Councilmember, then upon the election of a Mayor and upon the assumption of the office by the person so elected, the Vice Mayor shall reassume the office previously held as councilmember for the remainder of the unexpired term to which elected. In the event of a vacancy in the office of Mayor whereby the Vice Mayor assumes the office of Mayor under this Section, the Council shall select a person to fill the vacancy in Council as provided in Section 4.07 of this Charter; however, the person so chosen to fill the vacancy in Council shall serve only until a Mayor is elected as provided herein, if the Vice Mayor elects to reassume office as a Councilmember for the remainder of the unexpired term as provided for in this Section.