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The Council shall fix the compensation of each officer and employee, and each member of any board or commission, of the City, and, subject to the power of the Council to provide otherwise by ordinance or resolution, may be changed at any time in its discretion. Any such person may be required by the Council, from time to time, to furnish a bond or bonds for the faithful performance of his duties; and the Council may provide that the premium for any such bond shall be paid by the City. The annual compensation of each member of the Council shall be fixed at least 30 days before and no more than 150 days before the time for filing nominating petitions for the Council term beginning on the next succeeding first day of December, and shall not thereafter be changed. The annual compensation of the Mayor shall be fixed at least 30 days before and no more than 150 days before the time for filing nominating petitions for the Council term beginning the next succeeding 1st day of December, except, that in no event shall the Mayor's salary be reduced during the term of office, and shall not thereafter be changed. The Mayor may authorize the payment or reimbursement of expenses incurred by any officer or employee of the City, or by any board or commission of the City, in trips taken in the interest of the City.
(Amended November 6, 1984.)