Memorandum 11-140 Selection/Appointment of Mayor Pro Tempore for 2011/2012
Office of the City Clerk 491 E. Pioneer Avenue
Homer, Alaska 99603
Jo Johnson, CMC, City Clerk (907) 235-8121
Melissa Jacobsen, CMC, Deputy City Clerk II ext: 2224, 2226, or 2227
Renee Krause, CMC, Deputy City Clerk I Fax: (907) 235-3143
TO: MAYOR AND HOMER CITY COUNCIL
FROM: JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
DATE: OCTOBER 12, 2011
SUBJECT: SELECTION/APPOINTMENT OF MAYOR PRO TEMPORE FOR 2011/2012
Per Homer City Code Section 1.24.080, Mayor's absence: At the first meeting of the Council following certification of the municipal election each year, there shall be appointed a Mayor Pro Tempore, by majority vote of Council, to act as Mayor during the Mayor's temporary absence or disability.
Pursuant to Council's Operating Manual: A Mayor Pro Tem shall be elected by the majority of the Homer City Council. The term of the Mayor Pro Tem shall be until the call for election by the Homer City Council of a New Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor Pro Tem shall, in the absence of the Mayor, act as Mayor of the City of Homer as though they themselves had taken the Oath of Office of Mayor with all duties, responsibilities and powers of the Office of the Mayor of the City of Homer.
By tradition the Council has elected a new Mayor Pro Tem at the same annual meeting when newly elected officials are sworn in. The Mayor Pro Tem, when acting in that capacity, does not lose the privilege or duty to vote as a Councilmember.
Pursuant to Council's Operating Manual: Council Seat - Customarily the selection is by seniority. Senior members may choose a different seat prior to the junior members being seated. The Mayor Pro Tempore shall have first seating choice and then the Senior Councilmembers and so on and so forth. (Resolution 04-89.)
Secret Ballots are provided for your convenience and to be used as you deem necessary.
____________________ is selected/appointed as Mayor Pro Tempore for the City of Homer for 2011/12.
After Council selects the Mayor Pro Tempore he/she may have first seat choice, including remaining where he/she is currently seated.
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