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Vacancies Forfeiture of office
In case of a vacancy caused by the death, resignation, removal from the City, or removal from the office, as hereinafter provided, of any member of the City Council, the vacancy shall be filled temporarily by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Council, and the person qualified.  If the vacancy occurs with respect to a particular voting district, the Council shall appoint a voter residing in that district to temporarily fill the vacancy. In this regard, the position of councilman to fill the unexpired term created by this vacancy shall be placed on the ballot at the next regular or special municipal election.  The person thus elected at this regular or special election shall take office as soon as possible under the terms of this Charter and shall serve for the remainder of the vacated councilperson's term.  The nomination of all candidates for the said regular or special election shall be by petition in accordance with Article V, Sections 3 and 4, or the Charter, submitted not earlier than sixty days nor later than thirty days before such election.  

Any member of the City Council who shall convicted of a crime while in office, may after due notice and hearing before the City Council, be removed from office.

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