Sec. 5.1. Eligibility for office in city.
No person shall be eligible for any elective office of the City unless he or she shall be a qualified elector of the City and shall have been a resident of the City for at least two years immediately prior to the date of the election at which he or she is a candidate for office.
All administrative officers of the City shall be citizens of the United States.
No person shall be eligible for any elective or appointive office of the City who is in default to the City or to a school district within the City; or to the County of Ingham. The holding of office by any person who is in such default shall create a vacancy, unless such default shall be cured within 30 days after the giving of written notice thereof by the Clerk or unless such person shall, in good faith, be contesting the liability for the default.
Except as may be specifically permitted in this Charter, no elected city official may be appointed to any city office, or employed by the City during the term of office for which he or she was elected.
This section shall not prohibit any elected city official from serving the City with compensation as emergency medical services personnel or as a fire fighter, if that fire fighter is not a full-time fire fighter, a Fire Chief, or a person who negotiates with the City on behalf of the fire fighters.
of 6-2-1993)
State Law References: City prohibited from making a contract with, or giving an official position to, one who is in default to the city, MCL 117.5(f).