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2.04 City Officers and Employees
2.08 City Council
2.12 City Manager
2.20 Fire Department
2.24 Health Department
2.28 Police Department
2.30 General Services Department
2.31 Planning Services Department
2.32 Building and Development Services Department
2.33 Housing and Neighborhood Services Department
2.34 Capital Project Services Department
2.36 Airport Commission
2.40 Bidwell Park and Playground Commission
2.41 Industrial Development Authority
2.43 Redevelopment Agency
2.46 Chico Public Financing Authority
2.52 Planning Commission
2.54 Climate Action Commission
2.56 Architectural Review and Historic Preservation Board
2.62 Arts Commission
2.66 Parking Authority (Reserved)
2.68 Emergency Services
Article I General Provisions
Article II Office of Emergency Services
2.72 Personnel System
2.74 Development Application Procedures
2.80 Appeals from a Decision, Determination or Order Made or Issued by a City Board, Commission, Officer or Employee
NOTE: Footnotes are numbered throughout the text and are located at the end of this title.
2.04.010 Officers enumerated.
2.04.030 Employees designated.
2.04.050 Finance director.
2.04.060 Human resources director.
2.04.070 City clerk.
2.04.080 City attorney.
2.04.090 Officers authorized access to state summary criminal history information enumerated.
2.04.110 Official bonds.
The officers of the city are the following:
A. Council members;
B. City manager;
C. Finance director;
D. City clerk;
E. City attorney;
F. Department heads;
G. Assistant city manager;
H. Members of the Bidwell Park and Playground commission;
I. Members of the airport commission.
(Prior code § 2.3 (Ord. 669, Ord. 1192 §1, Ord. 1298 §1, Ord. 1366, Ord. 1628, Ord. 2113 §1, §8))
All persons rendering services to the city are employees of the city except as follows:
A. Councilmembers of the city;
B. All persons providing services to the city only as an appointed member of a city commission, board or committee;
C. All persons volunteering to provide services to the city without compensation; and
D. All consultants and other persons providing services to the city as independent contractors.
(Prior code § 2.5 (Ord. 669, Ord. 1292 §7, Ord. 1330 §2, Ord. 1927 §1))
The finance director shall have all the powers and duties as prescribed by law, including, but not limited to, the powers and duties of the finance director as prescribed by the city charter and this code. In addition, the finance director shall have such other powers and duties as may be assigned by the city manager.
(Prior code § 2.8 (Ord. 669, Ord. 1927 §3, Ord. 1978 (part), Ord. 2113 §1), Ord. 2268)
The human resources director shall have all the powers and duties as prescribed by law, including, but not limited to, the powers and duties of the human resources director as prescribed by this code. In addition, the human resources director shall have such other powers and duties as may be assigned by the city manager.
(Ord. 1978 (part), Ord. 2113 §3, Ord. 2268, Ord. 2324 §1)
The city clerk has the powers and duties prescribed by law for the office of city clerk, and such other powers and duties as may be assigned by the city manager.
(Prior code §2.10 (Ord. 669), Ord. 2268)
The city attorney shall have the powers and duties as prescribed by law.
(Prior code §2.11 (Ord. 669))
The following officers of the city are authorized access to state summary criminal history information as provided for in the California Penal Code when such information is required for the processing of an application for employment, certification or license pursuant to the provisions of the city Charter, this code, or any other ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation, or administrative policy and procedure of the city:
A. City manager;
B. Assistant city manager;
C. Chief of police;
D. City attorney;
E. Finance director;
F. Administrative services director.
(Ord. 1225 §1, Ord. 2113 §1, §3, §9, Ord. 2364 §54, Ord. 2439 §17 )
A. Finance Director. The finance director shall give a bond for the faithful performance of the finance director’s duties in the penal sum of not less than $200,000.
B. Officers and Employees Generally. All officers, except the finance director, and employees of the city shall give bonds for the faithful performance of their duties in the penal sum of not less than $100,000. The bonding requirement pertaining to these officers and employees may be complied with by a single public employees' faithful performance blanket position bond.
(Prior code §§2.12, 2.13 (Ord. 669, Ord. 1596 §1, Ord. 2113 §1), Ord. 2268)