3.03. PROHIBITIONS .
   (a)   HOLDING OTHER OFFICE.
      Except where authorized by the laws of the State of Ohio or legislation of the City, no Council member shall hold any other elected public office during the term for which the member was elected to Council. No Council member shall hold any other City office or employment with the City during the term for which the member was elected to Council. Except for boards, commissions and committees, no former Council member shall hold any compensated appointive office or employment with the City until one year after the expiration of the term for which the member was elected to Council. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit Council from selecting any current or former Council member to represent the City on the governing board of any intergovernmental agency or organization.
   (b)   CITY EMPLOYEES.
      Except for the purpose of inquiries and investigations under Section 3.01(d), Council or its members shall deal with City employees who are subject to the direction and supervision of the City Manager solely through the City Manager. Neither Council nor any of its members shall in any manner direct or demand the hiring or termination of any City employee whom the City Manager is empowered to hire, but Council may express its views and fully and freely discuss with the City Manager anything pertaining to the hiring and termination of such employees.