CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Patrick Cannon s resignation as mayor Wednesday means that the City Council must appoint a new Charlotte mayor.
As of now, Pro Tem Michael Barnes will oversee meetings and play role of mayor until a replacement is picked.
The City Council must pick a new mayor who is a resident of the city and a member of the Democratic Party.
The City Council does not have to choose an elected official. The new mayor would serve until December 2015, a month after the next mayoral election.
If the City Council appointed a council member, it would then appoint a replacement for that official.
The job of Charlotte mayor is part-time and other mayors have held outside employment.