A. The Ombudsman may appoint a deputy who is accountable to the Ombudsman and other personnel necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter, when in keeping within the adopted budget for the Ombudsman's Office.
B. The Ombudsman may delegate to his or her staff members any of his or her duties, unless otherwise specified in this chapter.
C. The deputy shall succeed to all duties and responsibilities of the Ombudsman, including those specified by ordinance, when he or she is serving as the acting Ombudsman.