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Section 2-302 Assignment and Authority of Commissioners.

At the first regular meeting after the election of any Council member, the Mayor shall designate one member to be Commissioner In Charge of each department, who shall thereafter be designated as Commissioner of such department, which designation may be changed and a transfer of Commissioners from one department to another be made, whenever it appears that the public service will be benefitted thereby. Such assignment shall be made by the Mayor by order which shall be filed and preserved as an ordinance. The Commissioner In Charge of each department shall have the supervision and control of all the affairs and property which belong to that department, subject to the provisions of this Charter and to such regulation as may be prescribed by the Council. [May 3, 1913, new sec. 37; rev. 1914, secs. 55 and 56; 1928 pub., secs. 55 and 56; 1942 recod., sec. 2-202; rev. Nov. 6, 1962.]