Brennan: ‘Deep State’ succession on ropes

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Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has been trying to establish a “deep state” line of succession for the mayor’s job but the effort seems doomed to fail.

The coronavirus pandemic and the many people who are becoming too sick to work raises the question of who runs the city if the mayor and the municipal manager are incapacitated.

The municipal charter doesn’t spell out the line of succession at all, though it is widely assumed that the municipal manager would step in at the mayor’s office until the mayor is able to resume his or her duties.

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