Harrisburg Police Commissioner Williams Named Acting Mayor After Process

Harrisburg Police Commissioner Williams Named Acting Mayor After Process


Harrisburg, Pa

According to Matt Maisel, communications director for the city of Harrisburg, Williams handed over the reins to Carter on July 31 at 11:45 p.m. The transition will end on August 16 at 12 p.m.

Mayor Williams is said to be recovering at home and in good spirits. The nature of Williams’ procedure has not been disclosed.

“I want to assure the citizens of Harrisburg that I am doing well,” said Mayor Williams. “I had a minor procedure done on Monday morning. It’s a personal matter for me. I have the utmost confidence in Commissioner Carter and look forward to returning to work shortly.

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According to local law, “The mayor shall appoint any department head or city clerk to act during his absence from the city, disability or other reason preventing him from working in the office.” During this period, the person appointed by the mayor shall have all the rights, powers and duties of the mayor. Whenever the mayor is unable to attend office for sixty consecutive days due to the reasons stated above, a member of the council shall be appointed acting mayor by the council, and a council member shall replace all of them. Rights, powers and duties of the Mayor or Acting Mayor for the time being.

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