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Sparks City Council Meeting 9/14/2020 2:00:00 PM

Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/96712069902
Meeting Dial-in #: 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 967 1206 9902

General Business: 9.4

Title: Consideration, discussion and possible approval of the Mayor's nomination of a Mayor pro tempore, chosen from the current sitting council members.
Petitioner/Presenter: Ed Lawson, Mayor/Ed Lawson, Mayor
Recommendation: Council approve the Mayors's nomination for Mayor pro tempore.
Financial Impact: N/A
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief:

With the swearing in of Ed Lawson as the Mayor for the City of Sparks, the position of Mayor pro tempore was vacated.  Under the Sparks City Charter, the Mayor has the duty to nominate one member of the Council to serve in the position of Mayor pro tempore.


Sparks City Charter 3.010

3. The Mayor shall nominate a member of the City Council to be Mayor pro tempore. The nominee must be approved by a majority of the total number of the City Council. If so approved, the nominee shall be Mayor pro tempore. He or she shall:

(a) Hold the office and title until the next general election without additional compensation, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c).

(b) Perform the duties of Mayor during the temporary absence or disability of the Mayor without loss of his or her rights and powers as a member of Council.

(c) Act as Mayor until the next general election if the office of Mayor becomes vacant and draw the salary of Mayor. His or her salary and position as a member of the Council cease.


Mayor Lawson will detemine his nomination to serve as Mayor pro tempore in his absence. Council must approve the nomination by a majority of the total number of the City Council. 


1. Council could approve the Mayor's nomination for Mayor pro tempore.

2. Council could deny the Mayor's nomination for Mayor pro tempore.

Recommended Motion:

I move to approve the Mayor's nomination of ____________ to serve as the Mayor pro tempore.

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