PART 2  APPOINTIVE OFFICERS; GENERAL PROVISIONS1linklink

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1.2.201: APPOINTEES:
1.2.202: BONDS:
1.2.203: COMPENSATION:
1.2.204: ASSISTANTS:
1.2.205: AT WILL EMPLOYEES:
1.2.206: COOPERATION AMONG APPOINTIVE OFFICERS OF THE CITY:

1.2.201: APPOINTEES:linklink


A. As provided by Charter, the following officers shall be appointed by the City Council: a City Auditor and a Utilities Executive Director2. In addition, City Council shall appoint Memorial Health System trustees and may appoint advisory and decision making board, commission and committee members.


B. As provided by Charter, the following officers shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation by the Council: a City Attorney3, a City Clerk, a Chief Financial Officer, municipal judges, Police Chief, Fire Chief, the heads of the Municipal Airport and the City's public works, parks, and community development departments, divisions, offices, agencies or enterprises. In addition, the Mayor may appoint other department, division, office, agency or enterprise directors or managers as authorized by Charter subsection 4-40(f). The Mayor may delegate the power of appointment, suspension or removal of subordinate City government employees to the Mayoral appointees4. An incumbent officer serving at the time a new Mayor is sworn into the Office of Mayor shall continue in the respective office without the need for further appointment or confirmation, until such time as the officer resigns, retires or is replaced by the new Mayor.


C. As provided by City Charter section 3-50 and subsection 4-40(f), City Council shall promulgate rules of procedure for the confirmation of Mayoral appointees for inclusion in the City of Colorado Springs Rules and Procedures of City Council. (Ord. 11-18; Ord. 14-5)

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1.2.202: BONDS:linklink


A. Each officer appointed by the Mayor and City Council shall, before assuming the duties of the office, give a good and sufficient surety bond to the City, unless waived by City Council. The bond may be conditioned upon the faithful performance and discharge of each officer's duties and upon proper application and payment of all money or property coming into the officer's possession by virtue of the officer's position.


B. Each bond may specifically provide that it shall not cover or protect against the loss of any funds when the loss is occasioned by the failure of any depository in which the funds have been lawfully placed by the officer.


C. The amount of each bond shall be determined by Council resolution.


D. The cost of each bond shall be paid by the City. (Ord. 11-18)

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1.2.203: COMPENSATION:linklink

Each officer appointed by the Mayor and City Council shall receive a salary set by ordinance5. The City Attorney's and the City Auditor's salary may be apportioned between the general fund of the City and all enterprises in amounts determined by Council in the budget and annual appropriation ordinance. (Ord. 11-18)
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1.2.204: ASSISTANTS:linklink


A. Chief Of Staff: The Mayor will appoint a Chief of Staff6 who shall perform duties authorized by Charter and as directed by the Mayor.


B. City Attorney:

1. The City Attorney shall have assistants, both professional7 and nonprofessional, within and without the general fund, as authorized by the annual budget who shall perform duties as directed by the City Attorney. The City Attorney shall be responsible for the professional activities and efficiency of assistants.

2. The City Attorney shall have authority to employ special counsel to assist or conduct litigation and to assist or provide advice on any legal matters arising in the course of business for the City and its enterprises.

3. The City Council shall have authority to appoint special counsel to investigate the City Attorney or to conduct litigation where the City Attorney may be personally or officially disqualified.


C. City Clerk: The City Clerk shall have deputies and assistants as authorized by the annual budget who shall perform duties as directed by the City Clerk. The Clerk shall be responsible for the fidelity and efficiency of deputies.


D. Chief Financial Officer: The Chief Financial Officer shall have deputies and assistants as authorized by the annual budget who shall perform duties as directed by the Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Officer shall be responsible for the fidelity and efficiency of deputies.


E. City Auditor: The City Auditor shall have assistants, clerical personnel or use of services of public accounting firms or consultants as authorized by the City Council for the conduct of the City Auditor's Office. (Ord. 11-18)

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1.2.205: AT WILL EMPLOYEES:linklink

Unless otherwise provided for in this Code, a Council or Mayoral appointee may establish at will positions within the appointee's organization if it is a management or key policy position reporting to the appointee or designee. Incumbents of any position who previously were not classified as at will may elect to continue in their current employment status. However, any person appointed to an at will position after the effective date hereof shall serve in an at will capacity. An at will employee shall serve at the pleasure of the respective appointee or designee and shall be terminable at will. This section is inapplicable to those employees in a special or hourly capacity, all of whom serve in an at will capacity. (Ord. 11-18)
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1.2.206: COOPERATION AMONG APPOINTIVE OFFICERS OF THE CITY:linklink


A. To provide economical and efficient services to the City's taxpayers and ratepayers, the Council and Mayoral appointees shall perform their respective duties in a cooperative and compatible manner, and shall avoid unnecessary duplication of operational functions and support services whenever possible.


B. The Mayor and all appointed officers, including the City Auditor, the City Clerk, the City Attorney and all Mayoral appointees shall make available staff, documents, reports, information, and any other resources as may be requested by City Council in the exercise of its legislative duties and functions. (Ord. 11-18)

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