The Council shall have the power to fix the compensation of its own members, and of each official and of members of any City board or commission. When appropriate, Council shall establish any required bond for the faithful discharge of the duties of each office, the premium on which shall be paid for by the City.
Council approval of the compensation of all City officials and employees is required in the following circumstances:
   A.    All salary ranges recommended by the Mayor for any position;
   B.    The salary recommended by the Mayor for any new hire or newly elected position;
   C.   Any employee salary, including all increases, proposed in the annual budget and approved by Council as part of the appropriation for that year; and
   D.    Any other employee increase not included in the annual budget proposed and approved for that year.
(Amended 5-3-05)