Question: Should section be amended to clarify that members of Council shall not hold any other public office or “public employment” while serving as a member of Council?

Proposed Language:

§ 26     Qualifications of Council Members

Members of the Council shall be residents of the City and have the qualifications of electors therein. A member of the Council, who at the time of his election, was a resident of the ward which he represents shall forfeit his office if he removes therefrom. Members of Council shall not hold any other public office or public employment except that of notary public or member of the State militia, and shall not be interested in the profits or emoluments of any contract job, work or service of the Municipality. Any member who shall cease to possess any of the qualifications herein required shall forthwith forfeit his office, and any such contract in which any member is or may become interested may be declared void by the Council. No member of the Council shall, except in so far as is necessary in the performance of the duties of his office, directly or indirectly interfere in the conduct of the administrative department, or directly or indirectly take any part in the appointment, promotion or dismissal of any officer, or employee in the service of the City other than the officers or employees of the Council.

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