(1)   All appointments and promotions of Municipal employees shall be made solely on the basis of merit and fitness demonstrated by examination, demonstrated job performance or other evidence of competence. Department Managers and other similarly situated employees as designated by Council shall serve at the pleasure of the City Manager, subject to the City's standard performance evaluation process by the City Manager as stated below, with right of appeal as provided in Section 11.02. Discipline, including, without limitation, demotion or discharge of all other Municipal employees, shall be for just cause only. The City Manager shall propose rules for the establishment and maintenance of a system for recognizing and rewarding specified, demonstrated job performance which will contribute significantly to the enhancement of the efficient administration of the City's programs of public service.
   (2)   The City Manager shall propose such personnel rules to the Personnel Advisory and Appeals Board, which shall report to Council its recommendations thereon, and Council may by ordinance adopt such rules with or without amendments.
(Amended 11-7-00; 11-8-05)