Council Overrides Mayor on “Resign to Run” Repeal
The Daily News reports: “City Council overrode a veto from Mayor Nutter yesterday that clears the way for an elected official to seek another public office without resigning from his existing one. … As it stands, anyone holding elected office in city government must resign before seeking a different office at the city, state or federal level. Council unanimously reversed the mayor’s veto and the decision now goes before the voters on the May 20 ballot.”
The Inquirer suggests the unanimous rebuff is a low point for the mayor’s power:
Council’s willingness to rebuff Nutter – and his dearth of dependable votes in the chamber where he once served – has been apparent for some time.