The purpose of the personnel system created by this chapter, is to:
   (A)   Establish an equitable and uniform procedure for attracting to the system the best and most competent persons available;
   (B)   Assure that appointments and promotions of employees in the system will be based on merit and fitness as determined by competitive tests;
   (C)   Provide a reasonable degree of security for employees in the system; and
   (D)   Insure to the city a staff of loyal, qualified and competent employees.
('83 Code, § 2.56.010)
Statutory reference:
   Personnel system, see Cal. Gov't Code §§ 45000 et seq.