Q May a code charter municipality’s governing authority adopt an order that provides that the compensation of the mayor and/or members of the board of aldermen may be withheld whenever the mayor or an alderman misses a regular meeting of the governing authority?

A Yes. A municipality may adopt an order which authorizes the municipality to deduct a certain amount from the monthly pay of the mayor and/or an alderman in the event that they are absent from a meeting. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Woodard dated December 17, 2010)