4.2.1 Appointment, Resignation and Removal


  1. The mayor may appoint the deputy mayor [1]. However, the governing body can also do so using one of the voting systems outlined in legislation if the mayor does not make the appointment [2]

  2. The mayor can remove the deputy mayor from office if he/she has made the appointment [3]. The governing body can also remove the deputy mayor from office using a statutory process that requires a meeting called for that purpose [4]. In both cases, the former deputy mayor remains an elected member.

  3. If the deputy mayor resigns or is removed from office, the mayor or the governing body may make a new appointment using the same powers as for the initial appointment [5].



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