The city commission shall have the sole duty and right to classify, reorganize and abolish positions, by ordinance, in the Police and Fire Divisions and such duty and right shall not be delegated to any City official or department. On the date of enactment of this section, all positions and ranks in the Police and Fire Divisions shall be as classified on January 1, 1970, and any change therein shall be made only as set forth in this section. In providing for the classification of the personnel of the Police and Fire Divisions, the City Commission shall not abolish any position until a vacancy shall have occurred therein.
(Enacted 11-3-70, Ord .No. 70-117, Yeas 9,709; Nays 8,526.)