That's according to Deputy City Attorney Scott Letteney, who sent this response when asked if Becker could start acting as mayor again:
He is the Mayor. He has not resigned or been removed.In other words, city government is a mess right now. Alderman David Maack is acting like the interim mayor, but there's really no basis for him to hold the position. Becker can walk into City Hall at any time and resume his duties as the city's chief executive.
The City Council's Executive Committee is meeting Tuesday to discuss the process for removing Becker from office, but they're a ways out from the formal vote to toss the mayor out (anyone know if a Racine mayor has ever been removed from office?).
We could be looking at a few weeks of a confusing mess at 730 Washington Ave.
One side note: If Becker did return to City Hall, he's not allowed to use a computer in any form. No email, no calendars, nothing. It's a condition of his bond.