Principle Author: Allegra Nixon
Whereas, communication between City Hall and the Council has been delayed,
Whereas, ideas communicated to the Council by City Hall have been misunderstood,
Whereas, the Civilian Councillor has been appointed by the Mayor with no real level of democracy,
SECTION 1 – Henceforth, the views of City Hall may be represented at a Council level by either the Mayor or Deputy Mayor depending on availability, with Deputy Mayor remaining as the official City Hall councillor. This does not affect the Mayor’s right to veto nor the number of votes that City Hall possesses on the Council.
SECTION 2 – Henceforth, a democratic vote will be held with the general public which will directly pronounce the choice of the Civilian Councillor. This does not affect each current Councillor’s right to decline an applicant if they feel that they are inappropriate for the post. The vote will be held in the following stages:
Stage 1 – Application process. Citizens seeking the Civilian Councillor position must submit an application (which will be available in the City Hall) in order to register interest. This application will then be reviewed by each Councillor, who then individually state whether they wish to accept or decline the application. Every single councillor must approve an applicant in order to progress to the next stage.
Stage 2 – Campaigning process. Accepted candidates will then have just one week to formulate a campaign for public votes. During this time they may wish to create a manifesto or Q+A session. This process will be closely monitored by the City Government, who reserve the right to expel candidates if their behaviour during the election period is questionable.
Stage 3 – Voting process. Once the week is up, a democratic vote will be held for the Civilian Councillor position. During this time, campaigning is no longer allowed. Continuing the campaign during this period will result in immediate expulsion.
Stage 4 – Inauguration. Once the results of the vote are published, the Mayor will immediate inaugurate the new Councillor and welcome them to the table.