Mayor of Caricomare
The docks at Caricomare were sunk, along with most of the district, during a terrible storm. In Autumn 378YE, on the thirty year anniversary of their destruction, the Senate authorised an ambitious rebuilding project. The docks would be restored, and along with them much of the ruined district.
The mayor is appointed by the Senator for Sarvos, and in turn helps to appoint that Senator.
The title holder is expected to oversee the operation of the Caricomare docks and represent the citizens of that district to the Senator for Sarvos.
As a sinecure, the Mayor of Caricomare receives an income drawn from the profits made from the Caricomare docks.
The holder of the sinecure receives 15 crowns in income each season.
The Mayor of Caricomare is appointed during the Spring Equinox by the senator for Sarvos. If the senator cannot reach a decision, the title may be appointed by the Imperial Senate instead. Under normal circumstances, it would have been appointed by unanimous decision of the senators of the League. The current appointment method is considered problematic by the Constitutional Court.
The title can only be held by a League citizen resident in Sarvos. As with the appointment method, this restriction is considered problematic by the Constitutional Court. They can be revoked by the General Assembly, the League National Assembly, and by the Assembly of the Nine.
|Spring Equinox 382YE||Aria Notturno di Sarvos|
|Spring Equinox 381YE||Aria Notturno di Sarvos|
|Spring Equinox 380YE||Aria Notturno di Sarvos|
|Spring Equinox 379YE||Aria Notturno di Sarvos|
This title is currently held by Aria Notturno di Sarvos; it will be reelected at Spring Equinox 384YE. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.
While questions were raised regarding the constitutional implications of this title, it successfully passed scrutiny. However, after the title of Mayor was created, the Constitutional Court determined that this position was not constitutional, that a sinecure should not be able to provide votes in a senatorial election. As the title had already come into being by the time this determination was made, the position stands, but it is exceptionally unlikely that another title could be created with these legals powers while the Court hold their current opinion.
For 30 years Sarvos, jewel of the league had its appearance marred by the southern Caricomare district, a shattered sunken ruin left to rot, its people displaced and its riches left for looters after the storm of 348 YE.
But no more, the area is once again a thriving district of Sarvos raised from its watery tomb, after 30 years of neglect the citizens of Sarvos banded together and raised the funds to restore their broken city to its former glory. Many sections had to built over, using the sunken ruins as the foundations for new structures, however great pains were taken to raise and restore some parts, the tomb of Empress Giselle in the Alivetti guild estates was one such area. It was painstaking raised from the waters, its foundations reinforced and then work began to restore it to its former glory. Other historic buildings have also been raised and restored or rebuilt in their previous image with numerous families and Cartas reclaiming lost property throughout the district.
An obvious new additions is the gleaming white statue that adorns the quayside, it depicts Senator Miroslav of Sarvos, who championed the rebuilding in the senate, looking out over the fruits of his hard work.
Some of the sunken roads have been left underwater and cleared of wreckage, leaving simple water ways that serve as canals and as a memorial to those who were lost to the storm. Many of the bridges build to span the waterways are adorned with memorial plaques and mementos. The districts of the Caricomare have been redesigned to keep trade, the districts life blood, flowing smoothly. Wide roads and canals now run through the district from the quayside like the spokes of a wheel, allowing people and goods to get where they need to be quickly.
One of the other new additions in the Notturno district, the official home of the Caricomare Night Market. During the day it is another bustling market place, however as the sun sets it really comes alive. It is claimed that the Night Market is lit by more lights than there are stars in the sky, it is always a riot of colours and sounds, anyone and everyone is welcome, whether they want to trade, entertain or be entertained.
The quayside is trading again, but the mechanical quays are still too badly damaged to function and whole sections had to be dismantled in the restoration process. Until the docks are fully rebuilt the Caricomare won’t be the trade hub it once was.With the restoration of the district the position of Mayor of the Caricomare has once again become available, the position has yet to be filled.Senator Miraslav of Sarvos