City Council to select mayor at emergency meeting

Staff Report

The Charleston City Council will have an emergency meeting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall to officially select a mayor to fill the vacancy of Larry Rennels.

Rennels, who died in office Thursday, took his oath of office in May 2013, and his term would have extended to April 2017.

The agenda for the emergency meeting contains eight action items.

The council will first declare the vacancy of the office of mayor, and then it will take nominations to fill the vacancy.

The council will elect a mayor to fill Rennels’ unexpired term before administering the oath of office.

The council member selected as mayor will then officially resign from being a council member.

After the nomination and confirmation of a successor to fill the council member’s position, the successor will take an administrative oath as well.

The final action item on the agenda is to motion to select a mayor pro-tem pursuant to Title 1, Chapter 5, Section 3B of Charleston City Code.

The mayor pro-tem currently is council member Brandon Combs.

This agenda was posted to the city website Monday.

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