Sec. 500. Election, Appointment and Removal of Certain Officers, Department Heads and Other Positions in the Unclassified Service.
(A) City Manager and City Clerk. The City Manager and City Clerk shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the City Council and shall be in the Unclassified Service.
(B) Executive Secretaries. In addition, there shall be in the Unclassified Service an executive secretary for each of the City Manager, the City Attorney and Mayor and Council, who shall be appointed by, and subject to removal by, the City Manager, City Attorney and Mayor, respectively.
(C) Assistant and Deputy City Managers and Department Heads. Assistant and Deputy City Managers and department heads of the City (excluding the City Clerk, and the City Attorney) shall be appointed by the City Manager, subject to the ratification of the City Council, and shall be in the Unclassified Service.
(D) Other Unclassified Service Positions. The City Council may place additional management level positions in the Unclassified Service by a four-fifths vote. The head of the Human Resources Department shall maintain a master list of all Unclassified Service positions within the City.
(E) Removal. The City Manager and the City Clerk may be removed at any time by a majority vote of the City Council. Other Officers and employees in the Unclassified Service may be removed at any time by their appointing authority, and said removal shall be final and conclusive. The position of said Officers and employees shall be forfeited and declared vacant if said Officer or employee is convicted of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude.