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3.22.030 Council Powers.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 160883, effective June 9, 1988.)  The Council shall have the power and it is hereby made its duty to organize, govern, and conduct a Portland Fire & Rescue for effective service within the City, and to that end may authorize the appointment of a Chief Engineer (Fire Chief) and as many other officers and employees as in its opinion are necessary.  It shall have the power to make, or power to delegate authority to the Commissioner In Charge of Portland Fire & Rescue to make, all necessary or convenient rules and regulations for the organization and conduct of the Bureau, for receiving and hearing complaints against any members, and for the removal or suspension of any member of the Bureau.  The Civil Service rules prescribed in the Charter shall apply to every officer and member of the Bureau and shall govern the actions of the Council in its organization and government of the Bureau.