Newark

Majority of Newark City Council Absent for Vote on Interim Mayor, Vote Delayed

Can't take place with just four council members attending, city cabinet, meanwhile, is at Booker's swearing in

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The city council was an hour late and a vote short this morning in appointing an interim mayor.

An emergency meeting had been called Wednesday night to appoint Council President Luis Quintana interim mayor after Cory Booker resigned to be sworn in as U.S. senator today. However, only four members were in attendance, and the council lacked a fifth vote.