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11-13-2012, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by cbcwpg View Post
Could get interesting on a vote on the Coyotes. According to the CoG Charter:

Sec. 12. - Vacancies in council and office of mayor.

The council, by a majority vote of its remaining members, shall fill the vacancies in its own membership and in the office of mayor for the unexpired terms.

So do they fill Phil's vacant seat early with someone who might vote NO, or do they leave the seat vacant so they eliminate one potential NO vote?

Sec. 17. - Failure to vote.

No member of the council shall be excused from voting, except upon matters involving the consideration of his own official conduct or if a conflict of interest exists as defined by the laws of this state pertaining to conflict of interest of officials and employees. In all other cases a failure to vote shall be entered on the minutes as an affirmative vote.

If the CoG decides to not fill Phil's seat, is this considered a failure to vote by Phil, which automatically becomes a YES vote?
They can get sued for intentionally not filling the seat. They don't have to pick one of the people who ran for the seat. Last I read it was too close the call and even absent recounts results don't become official until 10 days after the election. They can pick anyone they want who fits whatever the eligibility requirements. I would love it if they picked Arthur Thurston!

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