The first order of business for the incoming City Council class Monday night is adoption of rules and election of a president. There has been some sentiment to delay the council presidency vote until resolution of filling the two seats in the North End 133rd District, but that is now months away given the court challenge of the results and appeal process.
Incumbent Jeanette Herron, whose seat is involved in the litigation, and outgoing council president Tom McCarthy continue to represent the district, per City Charter language, until successors are chosen.
From Chapter 5, Section 1(c) City Charter
Council members shall serve for a term of two years from the first day of December next succeeding their election and until their successors are elected and have qualified.
Unclear who has the inside track on council presidency should a vote go forward Monday. East Side councilor Aidee Nieves may have the most commitments, but several others are positioning for the top legislative spot that makes committee assignments and is next in line should a vacancy occur in the mayor’s office. Eleven votes are required to win the seat.
See council agenda here.
Addendum for budget modification here.