733.09 President of legislative authority of city.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in division (B) of this section, the president of the legislative authority of a city shall be elected for a term of two years, commencing on the first day of January next after election. The president of the legislative authority shall be an elector of the city, and shall preside at all regular and special meetings of such legislative authority, but the president shall have no vote therein except in case of a tie.

(B) A city legislative authority may, by majority vote, adopt a resolution causing the board of elections to submit to the city electors the question of whether the term of office of the president of the legislative authority should be changed from two to four years. The question shall be voted upon at the next general election occurring not less than ninety days after the certification of the resolution to the board of elections. If a majority of the votes cast on the question is in the affirmative, the term of office of the president of the legislative authority shall be four years effective on the first day of January following the next regular municipal election.

A city legislative authority whose president's term of office is four years may, by majority vote, adopt a resolution causing the board of elections to submit to the city electors the question of whether the president's term should be changed from four to two years. The question shall be voted upon at the next general election occurring not less than ninety days after the certification of the resolution to the board of elections. If a majority of the votes cast on the question is in the affirmative, the term of the office of the president of the legislative authority shall be two years effective on the first day of January following the next regular municipal election.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 48, §1, eff. 7/2/2010.

Effective Date: 07-26-1984