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§ 2-109 Recall; Removal.

(1) Any person holding an elective office of the City shall be subject to removal from office at a recall election in the manner provided in the Charter. 4 Source: Article IX, Chapter 1 of the Charter. The recall provision of the Charter has been held to be unconstitutional. Citizens Committee to Recall Rizzo v. Bd. of Elections of Philadelphia, 470 Pa. 1, 367 A.2d 233 (1976).4 Any appointed officer may be removed at the pleasure of the appointing power.

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