AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS ON THE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD FROM SEVEN TO NINE.
Amends Section 4.61 of Article III of Chapter 4 of the Charter of the City of Charlotte (SL 2000-26, as amended by SL 2006-124) to increase the number of members of the Civil Service Board for the City of Charlotte (Board).
Amends subsection (a) of Section 4.61 to increase the number of members on the Board to nine (was, seven). Increases the number of members appointed to the Board by the Charlotte City Council (Council) to six (was, four) and maintains that three members are appointed by the mayor. Provides that five members constitute a quorum (was, any combination of three Board members or alternate members made a quorum).
Enacts a new subsection (a1) that provides, regardless of the provisions of subsection (a), as amended in this act, the Council may at its discretion increase the number of Board members from nine to eleven, with seven members appointed by the Council and four members appointed by the mayor. Provides that a quorum for the eleven-member Board would consist of six members. Authorizes the Council to decrease, at its discretion, the number of Board members from the eleven authorized in subsection (a1) to the nine members as appointed in subsection (a).
Amends subsection (j), regarding appeal hearings for civil service employees for termination or suspension, to require that the hearing panels consist of the specified number of Board members (was, permitted a hearing panel to include a combination of Board members or alternate members).
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