Chapter VII - Vacancies in Office

Section 1. What Creates Vacancy. 
An elective office shall be vacant upon the death, removal from the city, or resignation of the incumbent, or upon such incumbent’s ceasing to possess the qualifications of an elector. The office of the Mayor and Council Member shall be vacated whenever the incumbent thereof shall fail to attend any 3 consecutive regular meetings of the Council.

Section 2. Filling of Vacancies. 
Vacant elective office in the city shall be filled by appointment made by a majority of the Council currently in office. In the event of a Council vacancy, an election shall be conducted to fill the vacancy at the next regular general biennial election, unless the vacancy occurs less than 100 days from the next regular general biennial election. If the vacancy occurs less than 100 days from the next regular general biennial election, the city shall conduct an election to fill the vacancy at the next May special election. The term of the newly elected Councilor shall run concurrently with the term of the vacating Councilor.