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Who will run the council meetings?

Pro Tem would run mayor-less meetings


Last updated 1/4/2024 at 8:55am

Courtesy City of Davenport

Davenport city councilmen taking a new term were sworn in after council's regular meeting Wednesday, Dec. 27. Sworn in for a new four-year term by clerk Dave Leath were Robert Jenkins, Jonathan Chapman, Mike Wilkinson, Patrick Katz and Heath Becker.

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 Ci...

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