Sec. 305. Limitations on Authority.
(A) Prohibition on Undue Influence. No member of the Council shall, directly or indirectly, by suggestion or otherwise, attempt to unduly influence the City Manager or other officer appointed or confirmed by the Council in their performance of duties.
(B) Prohibition on Certain Administrative or Executive Functions. The Mayor and the Councilmembers are hereby individually and collectively prohibited from performing any administrative or executive functions except as same may be authorized by this Charter or by ordinance of the City. Neither the City Council nor any of its members shall order or request of the City Manager, or any other officer or employee, the appointment of any person to any position of employment within the City, or the removal of any person from employment, with the City.
(C) Prohibition on Giving Orders to Subordinates of the City Manager. Except for the purpose of inquiry, the Council and its members shall deal with that part of the administrative service for which the City Manager is responsible solely through the City Manager, and neither the City Council nor any member shall give orders to any subordinates of the City Manager, either publicly or privately.
(D) Penalties for Violation. A violation of the provisions of this Charter Section 305 by any member of the Council shall constitute misconduct for which the offending member may be censured or removed from office by the Council.