The resignation of former City Councilman Clarence Shaw also nullified the appointment of his replacement Larry Spicer, according to city records.
Spicer's removal from the City Council could be temporary, however, because the council could re-appoint him during a special meeting Thursday that will also determine the fate of the city's elections.
The council could decide to appoint Spicer again to fill Shaw's term through April or choose another replacement within 60 days of Shaw's resignation, city records show.
"If the City Council chooses to appoint a replacement, you are not legally bound by any past practice in determining whom the Council will appoint," a council agenda report written by City Manager Laurie Lile reads. "The only legal requirement is that the appointee must be a registered voter and resident in the City at the time of the appointment."
The method used to decide who will replace Shaw is entirely up to the council, according to the report. The appointment must be made and discussed in open session and the person appointed must be a registered voter and a resident of Monrovia.