There is hereby created and established a Civil Service Commission which shall consist of three (3) electors of the City, not holding other municipal office, to be appointed by the Mayor subject to the approval of a majority of the members of Council to serve for six (6) year terms and until their successors have been appointed and qualified. The terms of the Commission members shall be staggered on two (2) year intervals. At the time of any appointment, not more than two (2) members shall be members of the same political party. The existing Civil Service appointments currently in effect upon adoption of this Charter shall continue in effect for their appointed terms. A vacancy occurring during the term of any member of the Commission shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner authorized for an original appointment.
No member of the Commission shall hold any municipal employment or be a candidate for any elective public office while a member of the Commission.
The Mayor shall have the power, by and with the consent of Council, to remove any Commissioner for the neglect of duty, incapacity, incompetency or malfeasance in office, having first given to such Commissioner a copy of the charges against him. Such Com missioner may be heard in person or by counsel in Council in his defense. If two-thirds of the members of Council concur, the removal shall be final.
Council shall provide sufficient facilities, office space and equipment, and salaries to provide for a staff for examination, preparation and storage of all Commission records and other activities.  (Amended 11-4-97)