With the continuing firestorm surrounding the Mayor's taco comments there is the possibility that he will have to resign. If he does, who takes over? The rules for replacing a mayor who resigns are detailed in Chapter 3 Section 2 of the Town Charter.
The Chairperson of the Town Council, Rich Anania, takes over as temporary mayor for a period not to exceed 30 days. During that 30 days the Town Council will have to elect, from the members of the Town Council, a permanent replacement for the Mayor. If the Town Council cannot agree on a replacement within 30 days then a special election must be held within 90 days to select a replacement.
The backroom wheeling and dealing when, or if, Maturo has to resign will be incredible. For someone covering politics in East Haven it will give me material for an unending stream of blog posts and TV reports.