Questions:

Proposal #78: Should Section 124 be amended to provide for popular election of the five members of the Civil Service Commission, instead of appointment by the Mayor?

Proposal #79: Should Section 124 be amended to provide that the members of the Commission shall select their secretary, instead of the Mayor?

Proposal #80: Should Section 124 be amended to provide that the City Council fills vacancies on the Civil Service Commission, instead of the Mayor?

Proposed Language:

§ 124     Civil Service Commission; Appointment, Term and Removal

The citizens of the City of Cleveland shall elect five electors of the City as Civil Service Commissioners to serve for terms of six years. The members of the Commission shall designate one of said commissioners as the Secretary of said Commission.

No member of the Commission shall hold any other public office or employment except that of notary public or member of the State militia. Members of the existing Civil Service Commission shall continue in office as though appointed in accordance with the provisions of this section and, as their terms expire, their places shall be filled by the Mayor for terms of six years. Not more than three members of the Civil Service Commission shall be members of the same political party. The Council shall fill any vacancy in the Commission for the unexpired term. A member of the Civil Service Commission may be removed by the Mayor for neglect of duty, incapacity, incompetency, or malfeasance in office, but only after opportunity has been given for a public hearing before the Mayor, to be held at least ten days after written charges have been made and notice thereof been given to the accused member. Such member shall be heard in person or by counsel; and such removal shall be final.

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