BY COUNCILORS GILBERT AND JOHNSON:
RESOLVED, that Rule 3 of the standing rules of the city council be amended to read as follows:
Rule 3. NOMINATION OF OFFICERS - TERM OF OFFICE.
No later than the end of the last scheduled regular council meeting of the year, every nomination of a councilor for a position as officer of the council for the following year shall be made known to the council by the nominator.
Each councilor elected as an officer of the council shall hold office for a term of one year or until his or her successor is elected.
An officer of the council may be removed from office by resolution passed by two-thirds vote of the council, but only after there has been a showing of just cause for such removal. If a resolution of removal is passed, then the next order of business at that meeting shall be the election of a councilor to serve in place of the removed officer for the remainder of the removed officer’s unexpired term.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This rule sets the time for nominating officers. This resolution requires a 2/3 majority vote for passage and may not be voted upon on the date of its introduction.