Hearing officers may be selected as follows:
   (A)   The City Manager may appoint any person willing to serve without compensation or valuable consideration or promise of future compensation or valuable consideration, on a case by case basis.
   (B)   The City Manager may appoint a State Administrative Law Judge under a contract with the Office of Administrative Hearings or a hearing officer or an arbitrator employed by a private independent arbitration service, such as JAMS or the American Arbitration Association, on a case by case basis.
   (C)   The city may award a contract to a person to serve as permanent hearing officer. The permanent hearing officer shall be hired under a contract with a minimum one year term. The hearing officer may not be terminated without case and the basis for termination shall not be related to the outcomes of hearings.
(Ord. 12-101, passed 11-7-2012)