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The classified service in the City shall consist of all positions in the government of the City except all officers chosen by popular election or by appointment by the City Council, all administrative staff of each City Council member, employees in the Office of the Auditor, the deputies of the City Attorney, members of all boards and commissions, and all bureau directors hired after December 31, 2000. In addition, at the recommendation of the person responsible for administration of personnel issues, and with approval of Council by ordinance, employees may be excluded from classified service if they are in a classification with a major role in the formulation of policy that requires the exercise of independent judgment and are hired after the effective date of such ordinance.
The Mayor shall appoint and may remove the Chief of Police. [Amended May 16, 2017, effective June 14, 2017.]