The Council shall prescribe the compensation, if any, of City officers and employees. The Council may prescribe a plan for reimbursing City personnel for expenses that they incur in serving the City.
Subject to all collective bargaining agreements between the City and one or more groups of its employees, the Council shall prescribe rules governing recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, demotion, suspension, layoff and dismissal of City employees, all of which shall be based on merit and fitness.
By policy the Council may affirm the rights of City personnel to participate in political activities and may limit those activities to the extent necessary for orderly and effective operation of the City government.
Before assuming City office, an officer shall take an oath or shall affirm that he or she will faithfully perform the duties of the office and support the constitution and laws of the United States and of the State of Oregon.