Should a vacancy occur in the office of any City elected official pursuant to the provisions of state law or this Charter, that vacancy shall be filled under the provisions of this section.
A vacancy in the office of any City elected official shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term, if any, at the next municipal general election; but the Council, or the remaining members thereof, by majority vote, shall appoint a qualified registered voter to fill the vacancy until the person elected to serve the remainder of the unexpired term takes office. A vacancy in a ward council position shall be filled by the appointment of a qualified registered voter of that ward.
If at any time the membership of the Council is reduced below the number required for a quorum because of vacancies therein, the remaining members, nevertheless, by majority action, may appoint additional members to fill the vacancies until persons are elected to serve the remainder of the unexpired term.
If, after 30 days have passed since the occurrence of a vacancy, the Council is unable to agree upon a person to be appointed to fill a vacancy in the Council, the Mayor shall make the appointment from among the persons nominated by members of the Council.