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  1  1    Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  372.6A  DIRECT ELECTION OF MAYOR
  1  2 AND MAYOR PRO TEM.
  1  3    1.  A city governed by council-manager-at-large form may,
  1  4 by petition and election, provide for the direct election of
  1  5 the mayor and mayor pro tem as a team in lieu of electing two
  1  6 of the five council members as provided in section 372.6.
  1  7    2.  Upon receipt of a valid petition as defined in section
  1  8 362.4, proposing that the mayor and mayor pro tem be elected
  1  9 as a team by the voters, the council, within thirty days of
  1 10 receipt of the petition, shall submit the question at a
  1 11 special city election to be held no earlier than sixty days
  1 12 after the petition is filed.  If a majority of those voting at
  1 13 the special election approves the proposal for the direct
  1 14 election of mayor and mayor pro tem as a team, it is adopted
  1 15 and the office of mayor and mayor pro tem shall be placed on
  1 16 the ballot at the first regular city election held more than
  1 17 sixty days after the special election.  If a majority does not
  1 18 approve the direct election of mayor and mayor pro tem as a
  1 19 team, the council shall not submit the same proposal to the
  1 20 voters within the next four years.
  1 21    3.  The election of mayor and mayor pro tem as a team shall
  1 22 follow the provisions of chapter 376.  The selections for
  1 23 mayor and mayor pro tem shall be designated by the voters as
  1 24 if these two offices were one and the same.  The names of
  1 25 nominees for mayor and mayor pro tem shall be grouped together
  1 26 in a set on the ballot according to which nominee for mayor is
  1 27 seeking office with which nominee for mayor pro tem.
  1 28    4.  The mayor and mayor pro tem are members of the council
  1 29 and may vote on all matters before the council.  
  1 30                           EXPLANATION
  1 31    This bill allows cities with the council-manager-at-large
  1 32 form of government to allow, by petition and election, for the
  1 33 direct election of mayor and mayor pro tem as a team in lieu
  1 34 of electing two of the five city council members.  Under
  1 35 present law, the council-manager-at-large form of government
  2  1 provides for the election of five city council members, one of
  2  2 whom is chosen by the council to serve as mayor and another of
  2  3 whom is chosen by the council to serve as mayor pro tem.
  2  4 Under this bill, the mayor and mayor pro tem would continue to
  2  5 be allowed to vote on all matters before the council.  
  2  6 LSB 2072XS 77
  2  7 sc/jw/5 
     

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