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Wed Sep 2, 2015, 01:49 PM

15. Putting Amotion in Motion: Removal of an Elected Official by a Municipal Governing Body for Just Cau

 

This is from North Carolina...

Putting Amotion in Motion: Removal of an Elected Official by a Municipal Governing Body for Just Cause

CATHRYN M. LITTLE*
INTRODUCTION
When an elected official has been sworn into office, and subsequently
becomes unfit to hold office or engages in misconduct which
could rise to the level of “just cause” for removal from his elected position,
a legal question arises regarding the grounds and procedure
through which a municipal governing body may legally remove that
official from office under North Carolina law. Since North Carolina
has no statutory provision outlining the procedure for removal of an
elected municipal official for misconduct or lack of fitness to hold
office subsequent to election, the answer is found in the common law.
This Article will examine the development and application of North
Carolina common law addressing the removal of an elected municipal
official through the process of “amotion.” Amotion is recognized as an
“inherent power” of the governing body of a municipal corporation to
remove an elected official for reasonable and just cause due to misconduct
or unfitness to hold office.1
...


http://www.law.campbell.edu/lawreview/articles/32-1-75.pdf

You can't fire an elected official. But you can remove them. I don't know what the law is in Kentucky, but I suspect there are ways.

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