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A. No individual member of the board of supervisors nor any member of the supervisor's personal staff shall give orders, instruct or interfere, publicly or privately, with any officer or employee under the supervision of the county administrator except through the county administrator or the county administrator's designee.
B. No individual member of the board nor any member of the supervisor's personal staff shall direct or request the county administrator or any subordinate to appoint or remove any person or in any manner other than official board action take part in the appointment or removal of officers and employees under the supervision of the county administrator.
C. This section shall not limit an individual member of the board of supervisors or a member of a supervisor's personal staff from seeking information. The county administrator shall establish, subject to board approval, a procedure for responding to requests for information from individual members of the board of supervisors or their personal staff. Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the board members or their personal staff from fully and freely discussing with or suggesting to the county administrator anything pertaining to county affairs or the interests of the county.
D. No county employee or appointed officer shall take any action based on an order, instruction or request for action by an individual member of the board of supervisors or any member of the supervisor's personal staff which violates this section. A county employee or appointed officer shall immediately report in writing to the county administrator any such order, instruction, request for action or interference that may constitute a violation of this section. The making of such a report shall not be grounds for disciplinary action or removal of an employee or appointed official.
E. Any person who violates subsection A, B or D of this section is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
(Ord. 1993-1 § 1 (part), 1993; Ord. 1990-110 § 1 (part), 1990)