The future of London’s open deputy mayor position will be up for debate next week at city hall.
City council started this term with two deputy mayors. Mayor Matt Brown chose Councillor Paul Hubert to fill one position for the entire term, while full council voted Ward 5 Councillor Maureen Cassidy to the second position.
Cassidy’s seat has been vacant since she stepped down as deputy mayor following her affair with Brown.
A city staff report outlines three options the city can take. Council could keep the two deputy mayor model and appoint another councillor, they could allow Brown to select the second deputy mayor, or they could eliminate the second deputy mayor position altogether.
Staff say once council decides how it wants to proceed, they will provide a report to councillors.
London has until Decemeber 1st to make a decision.
The issue will be debated by the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee on Monday.