What happens if the person whose removal is sought in the recall petition does resign within five days after the recall petition is presented to the City Council?
The City Council still calls an election to fill that vacancy. However, that election does not submit the recall question (“Shall ____ be removed from the office of ___ by recall?”) to the voters. The election only submits the names of candidates to succeed the officer who resigned. The election ballot reads: “Candidates for the office of (name of office) to succeed (name of person) resigned.” [Charter Sec.