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§ IV-2 Vacancy or absence.

(a) Vacancy.

In case of vacancy in the office of the Mayor by death, resignation, or permanent disqualification,
the President of the City Council shall be Mayor for the remainder of the term for which the
Mayor was elected.

(b) Absence.

In case of, and during, sickness, temporary disqualification or necessary absence of the Mayor,
the President of the City Council shall be ex officio Mayor of the City.

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