(1) The senior councilor in time of service as a councilor or the councilor next in seniority in time of service as a councilor who is available, if the senior councilor is unavailable, is the emergency interim successor to the powers and duties of the office of mayor in the event the mayor is not able to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the mayor’s office, or is unavailable, and the president of the council is not able to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the mayor, or is not available.
(2) A councilor who succeeds to the powers and discharges the duties of mayor under this section is not required to resign from the council. No emergency interim successor to the powers and duties of the office of a councilor may succeed to the powers and duties of mayor.
(3) The city recorder shall prepare and keep on file in the recorder’s office a current list of all the councilors at all times. The list shall include the name, length of service and the age of each councilor. If two councilors have served equal lengths of time, the older councilor precedes the younger as emergency interim successor.
(Section 2.1025 administratively amended by Ordinance No. 20113, enacted April 6, 1998, effective May 6, 1998.)