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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 29. Municipal Government
- Chapter 20. Municipal Officers and Employees
- Section 280. Vacancy in the Office of Mayor.
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AS 29.20.280. Vacancy in the Office of Mayor.
- (a) The governing body shall, by two-thirds concurring vote, declare the office of mayor vacant only when the person
- (1) fails to qualify or take office within 30 days after election or appointment;
- (2) unless excused by the governing body, is physically absent for 90 consecutive days;
- (3) resigns and the resignation is accepted;
- (4) is physically or mentally unable to perform the duties of office;
- (5) is convicted of a felony or of an offense involving a violation of the oath of office;
- (6) is convicted of a felony or misdemeanor described in AS 15.56;
- (7) is convicted of a violation of AS 15.13;
- (8) no longer physically resides in the municipality; or
- (9) if a member of the governing body in a second class city, misses three consecutive regular meetings and is not
- (b) A vacancy in the office of mayor occurring six months before a regular election shall be filled by the governing body.
The person appointed serves until the next regular election when a successor is elected to serve the balance of the
term. If a member of the governing body is appointed mayor, the member shall resign the seat on the governing body.
If a vacancy occurs more than six months before a regular election, the governing body shall call a special election to
fill the unexpired term.
- (c) Notwithstanding (b) of this section, a vacancy in the office of mayor of a second class city shall be filled by and
from the council. A mayor appointed under this subsection serves the balance of the term to which appointed, except the
mayor may serve only while a member of the council.
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