SECTION 4.9  RESTRICTIONS CONCERNING OFFICERS.
   (a)   (1)   Except where authorized by law or five (5) members of the council, no councilman shall hold any other city office or city employment during the term for which he was elected to the council, and no former councilman shall hold any compensated appointive city office or city employment until one (1) year after the expiration of the term for which he was elected to the council.  The application of provision shall not apply to appointed city boards or commissions, or volunteer firemen.
      (2)   It is the intent of this provision (a) that no councilman, or former councilman, shall be appointed as city manager, city clerk, city treasurer or city assessor until one (1) year has expired after the term to which he was elected has expired.
   (b)   No individual member of the council shall in any manner dictate the appointment or removal of any city administrative officers or employees, but the councilman may express his views and fully and freely discuss with the manager anything pertaining to appointment and removal of such officers and employees.
   (c)   Except for the purpose of inquiries and investigations, the council or its members shall deal with city officers and employees who are subject to the direction and supervision of the manager solely through the manager, and neither the council nor its members shall give orders to any such officer or employee, either publicly or privately.
   (d)   No incumbent elective city officers shall become a candidate for any elective city office, except to succeed himself, without first resigning from his or her then incumbent elective city office; provided, that the provisions hereof shall not apply to any incumbent elective city officer whose term of office will expire with the election at which he or she is to be a candidate for another elective city office. An appointive city officer or city employee may seek an elective city office of the city without first resigning from his or her appointive city office or city position, but such person must resign from his or her appointive city office or city position upon being successfully elected to an elective city office.
   (e)   No member of the council or of any board or commission of the city shall vote on any issue or matter in which he or a member of his family shall have a proprietary or financial interest or as the result of which he may receive or gain a financial benefit.  If a question is raised under this section at any council, board or commission meetings, such specific question shall be resolved before the main question shall be voted on, but the council, board or commission member concerning whom the question was raised shall not vote on such determination.
   (f)   Unless the council shall by an affirmative vote of five (5) members, which vote shall be recorded as part of the official proceedings, determine that the best interests of the city shall be served, the following relatives of any elective or appointive office are disqualified from holding any appointive office or city employment during the term for which said elective or appointive officer was elected or appointed:  Spouse, child, parent, grandchild, grandparent, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, or the spouse of any of them.
   All relationships shall include those arising from adoption.  This section shall in no way disqualify such relatives or their spouses who are bona fide appointive officers or employees of the city at the time of the election or appointment of said official or employed by the city at the time of adoption of this charter.
   The provisions of this relationship, above, specifically applies to the prohibition of the employment of relatives to be directly under the supervision of another relative.  Employment of another department than that of the relatives' supervision is permissible subject to review by the council.
(Amendment approved by the city electorate on November 8, 2011)