Very interesting comment under this story.
Does John Hamilton have the legal authority to unilaterally remove someone who has already been appointed to the parking commission?
Comment quoted below:
On December 8, 2020, Mayor Hamilton appointed Joseph Bortka to the parking commission until January 31, 2022.
Where’s the mayor’s authority to “retract” commission appointments? Such appointees serve for a term of years–not at the mayor’s pleasure. (Bloomington Municipal Code 2.08.020.)
Of course, a mayor has no authority to deprive any of his appointees of their constitutional rights to free exercise of religion and free speech. This is true whether they serve for a term of years as a commission or board appointment or at his pleasure as an employee.
Joseph Bortka’s appointment to the commission doesn’t end until January 31, 2022. He’s still a member of the commission by law–which is not the same thing as the mayor’s whim.
Source: B Square Beacon.
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