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§ 3-204. Managing Director, Director of Finance, Director of Planning and Development, Director of Commerce, Director of Labor and City Representative. 51
The Mayor shall appoint the Managing Director, the Director of Finance, the Director of Planning and Development, the Director of Commerce, the Director of Labor and the City Representative. The Director of Finance shall be appointed from among three persons whose names are submitted to the Mayor by the Finance Panel.
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Purposes: Consistent with the theory of the strong-mayor form of government, the Mayor is given the power to appoint his principal assistants without the advice and consent of the Council. The Finance Director is to be appointed by the Mayor from persons recommended by a Finance Panel because the major powers and duties vested in the Director of Finance and the extreme importance of his office requires that the office be filled by a person of marked competence and experience. The Finance Panel device is intended to help assure especially qualified appointments to this office.
Amended by approval of the voters at the election held on April 22, 2008, and certified on May 19, 2008. See Bill No. 080006 (approved March 6, 2008); Resolution No. 080041 (adopted March 6, 2008). Amended by approval of the voters at the election held on November 3, 2015, and certified on November 23, 2015. See Bill No. 140721 (approved June 16, 2015); Resolution No. 140732-A (adopted June 11, 2015). See Charter subsection A-200(14) for effective date. Caption and Section amended by approval of the voters at the election held on June 2, 2020, and certified on June 22, 2020. See Bill No. 200008 (approved February 26, 2020); Resolution No. 200042-A (adopted February 13, 2020). See Charter subsection A-200(18) for effective date.