Officers and employees of any governmental agency, municipality or any special assessment or other special district created under general laws, all or part of which may become part of the City through consolidation, annexation or joint powers agreement, may upon Council approval of the consolidation, annexation or joint powers agreement become employees of the City in a similar capacity as provided in this section.
In order to avoid suspension for lack of work of employees of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), the Council may, by resolution, direct the Board of Civil Service Commissioners to develop procedures allowing placement, as provided in this section, of CRA employees in civil service positions for which they are qualified in any City office or department except the Department of Water and Power. Appointment would be made only at the discretion of the City department or office where there is a vacancy, and only after persons on a department reserve list, if any, have been offered the position in accordance with civil service rules.
Upon consideration of the resolution regarding CRA employees or consolidation, annexation, or joint powers agreement, but prior to final approval, the Council shall request that the Board of Civil Service Commissioners establish the qualifications, fitness requirements and background standards for the prospective employees and establish the method of determining that the prospective employees meet those qualifications, requirements and standards. The board shall also establish the appropriate employment classifications, length of probationary periods, and seniority for layoff and examination purposes for the prospective employees. The Council may establish terms and conditions of employment in addition to those provided elsewhere in the Charter, and in addition to or different from those provided by ordinance, by memorandum of understanding or otherwise.
Those employees who are determined by the board to have met the qualifications, requirements, and standards established by the board, and who meet all other legally applicable requirements, shall become employees of the City upon final approval of the consolidation, annexation or joint powers agreement by the Council or, in the case of individual CRA employees, upon approval of the appointment by the board.
If the duties of any officer or employee of any municipality or any special assessment or other special district conflict with the duties of any officer of the City, then that officer or employee shall become an employee of the City in a position subordinate to the officer of the City.