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(a) Except as in this Charter otherwise provided or except as otherwise provided by a majority vote of the Council of the City of Cleveland, every temporary or regular officer or employee of the City of Cleveland, including members of all City boards and commissions established by the Charter or the ordinances of Cleveland, whether in the classified or unclassified service of the City of Cleveland, appointed after the effective date of this amendment, shall, at the time of his appointment, or within six months thereafter, be or become a bona fide resident of the City of Cleveland, and shall remain as such during his term of office or while employed by the City of Cleveland.
(b) No person shall, in any way, falsify or misstate verbally or in writing any application, paper, document or form, which relates to his employment with the City, that he is a resident of the City of Cleveland, when in fact he is not a bona fide resident of the City of Cleveland. Any officer or employee of the City of Cleveland who is found to have supplied or furnished such false or misleading information concerning his true residence or who fails to become a resident as herein required, or who, being a resident or having become a resident of the City, subsequently establishes a residence outside of the City, shall, after hearing, according to law, be discharged from service with the City.
(c) A person who is a bona fide resident of the City of Cleveland for at least one year and desires to take an entrance level civil service examination, as determined by the Civil Service Commission, at the time of filing his or her application for examination, shall, if a passing grade is attained, as determined by the civil service bulletin for such examination, have added to his or her raw score ten (10) points.
Notwithstanding anything in this Charter to the contrary, every veteran who has served in the United States Armed Forces for a period of 180 consecutive days, if he has received an honorable discharge or separation or a general discharge under honorable conditions, shall receive an additional five (5) points added to his raw score. The Civil Service Commission may grant additional veterans preference points for servicemen having a service-connected disability not to exceed ten (10) points.
(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any officer or employee on the payroll of the City of Cleveland on the effective date of this section.
(Effective November 29, 1982; division (c) amended by the electors November 2, 1999)