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  99.051.  Additional provisions, additional commissioners, St. Louis City — to be tenants of housing authority — qualifications, vacancies. — 1.  Notwithstanding any conflicting provisions of section 99.050, in cities not within a county the following provisions shall govern the composition of the housing authority commission and the selection of the members thereof:

  (1)  Appointive members of the housing authority commission shall be appointed by the mayor subject to the approval of the governing body of the city;

  (2)  Within one hundred days of the date the term of two appointed members is to expire, and every fourth year thereafter, an election shall be conducted by the housing authority commission, after ten days' written notice to each tenant of the housing authority, to elect from among the tenants in good standing of the housing authority two housing authority commissioners in addition to the five appointed members.  The election shall be by written ballot and each tenant of the housing authority who has attained the age of eighteen years shall be entitled to one vote.  The two persons, tenants of the housing authority, receiving the two highest numbers of votes cast at the election shall be elected to terms of four years and until their successors are elected and qualified.  The elective members of the commission, in addition to being tenants in good standing of the housing authority, shall possess the other qualifications required for the office by the provisions of sections 99.010 to 99.230, and shall not be employed in any capacity by the authority.

  2.  Commissioners of the housing authority required by this section to be tenants of the housing authority shall not be construed, because of such tenancy, to have a direct or indirect interest in any housing authority project, or in any property included or planned to be included in any project, or in any proposed contract for materials or services within the meaning of section 99.060.

  3.  Any commissioner required by provisions of this section to be a tenant of the housing authority who ceases to be such shall thereby forfeit his office.  In the event a tenant commissioner forfeits his office, a special election shall be held for the purpose of filling the vacancy.  The election shall be conducted according to the procedures specified in subdivision (2) of subsection 1 of this section governing the conduct of regular elections of tenant commissioners.  The successor elected at a special election shall serve only the remaining term of his predecessor.

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(L. 1985 H.B. 425, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1105)


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