The Council shall have the power to fix the compensation of its members, that of the Mayor, that of all employees of the city whether classified or unclassified, and that of the members of any board or commission unless otherwise specified in this Charter. The compensation of the Mayor and of each member of the Council  shall be fixed at least thirty (30) days prior to the filing date of petitions for nominations for the terms beginning on the next succeeding first of December, and shall not be changed during the term of office or any part thereof. 
   The Mayor shall recommend the salaries of the Director of Administration  the Director of Finance, and the Director of Law commensurate with the training, experience and time required to perform the duties, of the persons he intends to appoint to this positions; however, such salaries shall require affirmative votes of at least three (3) members of Council on motions of the Council to approve such appointments and such salaries. 
   The Council may authorize the payment or reimbursement of expenses incurred by any officer, employee, or member of any board or commission of the City for travel, membership in an association, or otherwise in the interest of the City.