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File #: 21-011    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 12/4/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/5/2021 Final action: 1/5/2021
Title: Consideration of Election of President Pro Tem.
Attachments: 1. 1 - Hyperlink - Charter Section 3.9 - President Pro Tem, 2. 2 - Hyperlink - City Code Sec. 2-57 - Meetings

City Council Meeting Date: January 5, 2021


To:                     Mayor & City Council


From: Lynette Peterson, City Clerk

Ben Martig, City Administrator




Consideration of Election of President Pro Tem.


Action Requested:                     

Staff recommends a motion to consider the appointment of Council Member Peterson White as President (Mayor) Pro Tem for 2021.


Summary Report:

Section 3.9 of the City Charter states that “the council shall choose from its members a president pro tem who shall hold office at the pleasure of the council and shall serve as mayor in case of the mayor's absence or temporary disability”. 


The following are the President Pro Tem for the last five years:


2020 Councilor Grabau

2019 Councilor Ness

2018 Councilor Nakasian

                     2017 Councilor Peterson White

                     2016 Councilor Ludescher


Council may discuss or make motions to nominate particular members of the Council to fill the position.


Alternative Options:



Financial Impacts:                     



Tentative Timelines:                     

City Code Sec. 2-57 states that at the first meeting of the year Council shall choose a president pro tem.