(a) The line of succession for elected officials is as follows:
(2) Mayor pro-tem;
(3) Senior council member of the public safety committee;
(4) Next senior council member of the public safety committee;
(5) Next senior member of the public safety committee;
(6) Council members by seniority unless advocated in writing or by unavailability for any reason.
(b) "Senior" or "seniority" shall mean number of years served on the city council. In the event of exact seniority by two or more members, the members shall mutually determine who shall act as mayor. In the event that a consensus can not be rapidly determined there shall be a coin flip. (Ord. 1441 § 1, 1999.)