Two or Three City Council Openings
However, it occurred to me that there is a chance that the next mayor we elect may leave a fresh opening on the council, depending on whether their term is still active or not.
I checked with the City Clerk, and she referred me to Section 2-7(A)) of the City Charter:
Vacancies caused by the election of a Councilmember to the office of Mayor shall be filled by the candidate not elected for a contested Council seat who received the highest number of votes, provided said candidate received votes from at least 10 percent (10%) of the total number of voters.
Very interesting. So this means that if the mayoral election leaves an opening, there could be three people joining the council (as new or returning members).