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15.08.010 Succession.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 185304, effective June 1, 2012.) 

A.  The Mayor is the Chief Executive of the City of Portland. If the Mayor, for any reason, is unable or unavailable to perform the duties of office under this Title during a State of Emergency, the duties shall be performed and authority exercised by the first of the following who is able and available:

1.  The President of the Council;

2.  The Council member who served as the immediate past President of the Council;

3.  The Council member who served as the former past President of the Council and thereafter, the Council member holding the position with the lowest number if no member present has served formerly as President of the Council;

4.  The first of the City officials in the following order:  City Auditor, Chief Administrative Officer, City Attorney, Chief of Staff to the Mayor, the Chiefs of Staff of Council members in the order of priority listed in Subsection 15.08.010 A.1.-3. above, the Directors of Public Safety and Infrastructure Bureaus in the following order: Police Bureau, Fire Bureau, Transportation Bureau, Water Bureau, Bureau of Environmental Services, Parks Bureau, Bureau of Emergency Management, Bureau of Emergency Communications, Bureau of Human Resources, and thereafter the Directors of the Bureaus largest to smallest as determined by the number of full-time employees;

B.  The powers of the successor to the Mayor’s authority shall be the same as the Mayor and the duration of succession shall be until such time as the Mayor is able to perform the duties of office or a proclamation has been issued to terminate the State of Emergency.