A source told the Morning Call that Pawlowski will resign following his conviction on 47 felony counts from the federal indictment. Allentown’s home rule charter requires the Mayor to step down if found
Pawlowski’s resignation means Allentown City Council President Roger MacLean will serve as acting mayor.
The home rule charter requires the city council to pick an interim mayor from the same party as Pawlowski within 30 days. That person would serve until the municipal elections in 2019.
Pawlowski was re-elected in 2017 despite facing the federal charges and a 2016 City Council vote of no confidence.