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San Mateo City Charter.

6.08 Removal from Office. Vacancies.

Members of such boards and commissions shall serve at the pleasure of the city council, and any member may be removed by the vote of a majority of the council plus one. If a member of a board or commission absents himself from three consecutive meetings unless by permission of the board or commission expressed in its minutes, or is convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude, or loses the qualifications required for appointment in the first instance, his office shall automatically become vacant and shall be so declared by the city council.

Any vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the city council for the remainder of the unexpired term.