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Section 2-602 Qualifications and Removals.

All officers appointed by the Council shall serve during the pleasure of the Council. Any may be removed for cause at any time by a majority vote of the Council. A statement of reasons for the removal shall be included in the order, and the officer removed shall have the right to make a counter statement in writing which shall be filed and preserved with the order of removal. The order of removal shall not be reviewable. Vacancies in any of such offices shall be filled by the Council. The Council may by ordinance impose any duties upon any officer not inconsistent with the general character of such office, and may divide or consolidate any of said offices. It shall also fix and may change from time to time the salaries of every officer. The officers appointed by the Council shall at the time of their appointment be citizens of the United States.

The City Attorney shall be a member in good standing of the Bar of the State of Oregon. The City Attorney may have one or more deputies who are members of the Bar of the State of Oregon to be appointed by the City Attorney in writing and to continue during the City Attorney's pleasure. The number and compensation of such deputies shall be fixed by the Council and they shall be deemed removed on the removal or resignation of the City Attorney. The Chief of Police shall have had at least ten years active police experience. [May 3, 1913, new sec. 103; rev. 1914, sec. 81; 1928 pub., sec. 81; 1942 recod., sec. 2-502; rev. Nov. 6, 1962.]