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City prosecutor.
A.
The city prosecutor shall be elected at large by all the qualified electors of the city in accordance with the election laws of the state.

B.
The city prosecutor shall be elected for a four-year term concurrent with that of the mayor and shall be eligible for reelection.

C.
The city prosecutor shall have actually resided in the city for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the time established by law for qualifying for office and shall be an attorney licensed to practice in the courts of Louisiana with at least three (3) years' experience in the practice of law.

D.
The monthly salary of the city prosecutor shall be four hundred dollars ($400) until changed by ordinance. No ordinance changing the salary or granting any other monetary compensation shall be adopted during the last year of a term of office and no such ordinance shall become effective during the term of the council adopting the ordinance.

E.
The city prosecutor shall have charge of all criminal matters prosecuted by the city.

F.
The office of city prosecutor shall become vacant upon death, resignation, removal from office in any manner authorized by law, forfeiture of office by the officeholder or failure to take office for any reason.

G.
The office of city prosecutor shall be forfeited if the officeholder:

(1)
Lacks at any time during the term of office any qualification for the office prescribed by this charter,
 
Is disqualified by law from holding public office.

H.
A vacancy in the office of city prosecutor shall be filled by appointment of a person meeting the qualifications for office by a majority of the authorized membership of the council. If one (1) year or less of the unexpired term remains when the vacancy occurs, the appointee shall serve out the remainder of the term. If the vacancy occurs more than one (1) year prior to the expiration of the term, the appointee shall serve until the office is filled by the vote of the qualified electors voting in a special election called by the council for that purpose, which election shall be held according to the timetable and procedures established by state law generally for the filling of vacancies in elected municipal offices. In no case shall an appointee be eligible for the position of city prosecutor whether in the special election to fill the vacancy or in the election at which the office is to be filled for the succeeding term.
 
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