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3.77.050 Qualifications and Prohibitions.

A. The Ombudsman shall be a person of recognized judgment, objectivity and integrity who is well-equipped to analyze problems pertaining to City regulations, administration, and public policy, and shall have a working knowledge in local government commensurate to the powers and duties of the office. The Ombudsman shall be a registered voter of the United States, and shall hold a degree from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent in service to local government.

B. No person may serve as Ombudsman while engaged in any other occupation, business, or profession likely to detract from the full-time performance of his or her duties as Ombudsman or to result in a conflict of interest or an appearance of impropriety or partiality. All laws and requirements generally applicable to public employees are applicable to the Ombudsman.