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Board of transportation established; appointment; term; removal
Rapid Transit (RAT) CHAPTER 48-A, ARTICLE 2
§ 10. Board of transportation established; appointment; term; removal.
a. There shall be a board of transportation in the city. Such board
shall possess the powers and duties hereinafter specified. The board
shall consist of three members, to be appointed by the mayor of such
city. The term of office of a member of the board shall be six years
from the first day of July of the calendar year in which he shall be
appointed. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the mayor of such
city for the unexpired terms. A member of the board designated by the
mayor shall be the chairman during his term of office. Each member shall
be a resident of such city. He shall receive an annual salary to be
fixed by the board of estimate. Such salary shall not be decreased
during the term of office of such commissioner. He shall take, subscribe
and file in the office of the city clerk of such city the constitutional
oath of office before entering upon the duties of such office.

b. The mayor of such city may remove any member of the board for
inefficiency, neglect of duty or misconduct in office, giving him a copy
of the charges against him and an opportunity of being publicly heard in
person, or by counsel, in his own defense, upon not less than ten days'
notice. If such member shall be removed, the mayor shall file in the
office of the city clerk a complete statement of the charges made
against such member, and his findings thereon, together with a complete
record of the proceedings.