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Pro Tem would run mayor-less meetings

DAVENPORT - The city will spend at least the first 10 days of 2024 without a mayor after city council tabled a motion to pick the next Mayor at the final council meeting of 2023 Wednesday, Dec. 27.

That move pushed the decision between now-former Mayor Brad Sweet and current councilman Jonathan Chapman, the two finalists for the job, to the next council meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10.

But without a mayor running the meeting, the responsibility of running that council meeting isn't as cut and dry.

In the absence of the Mayor, the Mayor Pro Tem runs a council meeting, according to City Hal...


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