You elected them. So when do they get to start their new jobs?
According to the City Charter, basically Dunedin's Constitution, there's a process for handing over a public seat to an elected official.
The City Charter says:
The candidates so elected shall assume their offices at the time of the second regular City Commission meeting following the election. (§ 3.04)
That means that according to the City Charter, Mayor Dave Eggers, Commissioner-elect Heather Gracy, both winners in Tuesday's General Election, and Commissioner Julie Scales, who automatically retains her seat because she was unopposed, will not be sworn in at the next regular commission meeting at City Hall on Nov. 15.
According to the City Charter, that means Eggers, Gracy and Scales may be sworn in, each for four-year terms, at the following regular commission meeting, which is set for 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 6.
Officials, however, are holding a special meeting at City Hall on Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. to adopt a resolution declaring the certified results of the General Election and swear in elected officials.
[Last Updated, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at 9:46 a.m.]