The Mayor and Council will continue their discussion on Jan. 7 to determine the process to fill vacancies among members of the body.

At their Monday, Dec. 17 meeting, the Mayor and Council voted unanimously to clarify that the members of the Mayor and Council must continue residency in the city during their tenure in office.

They also voted to set Nov. 15 as the cutoff date that determines whether the Mayor and Council would hold a special election or votes among themselves to select a candidate to fill the vacancy. Additionally, should the vacancy be in the office of the mayor, the Mayor and Council clarified that councilmembers must choose a new mayor within a month of the vacancy occurring.

To watch the Dec. 17 meeting, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter and select the TV icon next to the meeting listing, which also links to the meeting’s agenda packet, with more details about the amendments.