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Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

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1986 Civil Service Exemption Revision

The following measure appeared on the Tuesday, November 4, 1986 General Election Ballot.
 
REVISING THE CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE BY EXEMPTING CERTAIN ADDITIONAL PERSONS
 
QUESTION: Shall the Charter he amended to exempt certain additional persons from the classified civil service?
 
PURPOSE & EXPLANATION OF CHARTER AMENDMENT: Adds to list of persons exempt from classified civil service all officers reporting directly to one or more members of Council or City Auditor, and law clerks of City Attorney. Amendment applies to such officers and law clerks appointed after December 31, 1986. Exempt persons are not subject to civil service requirements for selection and removal of employees. They are appointed by and serve at pleasure of appointing authority.
 
Charter Amendment Referred to the Voters by the City Council
 
RESOLUTION NO. 34158 ADOPTED AUGUST 20,1986
 
BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Portland, Oregon, that an Act entitled:
 
AN ACT
 
An Act to amend an Act of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon entitled.. "An Act to incorporate the City of Portland, Multnomah County, State of Oregon, and to provide a charter therefor, and to repeal all Acts or parts of acts in conflict therewith," approved by the Governor and filed in the office of the Secretary of State, January 23,1903, as subsequently amended by said Legislative Assembly and by the people of the City of Portland from time to time, by amending Section 4-101 to exempt all Bureau Directors and law clerks of the City Attorney from the classified civil service.
 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF PORTLAND, OREGON
 
Section 4-101 of said charter hereby is amended to read as follows:
 
Section 1. Section 4-101. Scope of the Merit System. [All appointments to and promotions in the subordinate administrative service of the City shall be made solely according to fitness, which shall be ascertained by open competitive examination, and merit and fidelity in service, as provided for in this chapter. 7be provisions of this chapter shall apply to the incumbents of all offices, places and employments in tbe public service of the City except tbe following:} The classified service consists of all positions in city service except the following: all officers chosen by popular election or by appointment by the Council, the members of all boards and commissions, any officer who reports directly to one or more members of the Council or the City Auditor, the deputies and law clerks of the City Attorney, the City Engineer, the Superintendent and Chief Engineer of the Bureau of Water Works, the Secretary of the Civil Service Board and of the Auditor, the Chief Deputy City Auditor, the secretary and administrative staff of each Council member, and the Chief of Police. The Mayor shall appoint a Chief of Police, who shall have had ten (1O) years of active police service. The Chief of Police shall be subject to removal by the Mayor. However, no person holding a civil service classified position on December 31, 1986 shall, by virtue of this Act, be exempt from the classified civil service while holding the position.
 
NOTE: Matter in bold face in an amended section is new; matter [italic and bracketed] is existing law to be omitted.