Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20064 on 09/15/2008, Section 19-100 read as follows.


    (a)    Except as otherwise indicated, an employee shall be allowed a maximum reimbursement of seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) for a meal after having worked a continuous two (2) hours in excess of the employee's regular eight-hour shift without time off for meals. An additional maximum meal reimbursement of seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) will be allowed for every five (5) consecutive hours worked thereafter. Time for the meal shall not exceed thirty (30) minutes, will be counted as working time and will be at a place designated by the supervisor. Individuals on continuous ten (10), twelve (12), sixteen (16) or twenty-four-hour shift assignments shall be exempt from this provision. Eligible fire department employees on a fifty-six-hour week schedule shall be allowed twelve dollars ($12.00) per day for meal allowance for days actually worked. Eligible airport fire/safety officers on a sixteen-hour shift assignment shall be allowed eight dollars ($8.00) per day for meal allowance for days actually worked.   Budgeted full-time permanent employees who normally work eight (8) hours per day with a half hour lunch break and are normally assigned to consume lunch in the field shall be allowed a job site meal compensation of twenty cents ($0.20) per hour in addition to their regular pay.

    (b) Except as otherwise indicated, budgeted full-time permanent employees whose job does not normally require them to consume lunch in the field can be eligible to receive a job site meal compensation of twenty cents ($0.20) per hour in addition to their regular pay when required to do so. Eligible crews or individuals in the program as of September 30, 1984, who work eight (8) hours per day with a half hour lunch break and are normally assigned shall be allowed a job site meal compensation of twenty cents ($0.20) per hour. Eligible employees whose job does not normally require them to each lunch in the field (but are assigned to do so fewer than ninety (90) days per year) shall be paid two dollars twenty-five cents ($2.25) for each day so assigned. Eligible employees whose job does not normally require them to eat lunch in the field (but are assigned to do so fewer than ninety (90) days per year) shall be reimbursed two dollars twenty-five cents ($2.25) for each day so assigned.

    (c)    Eligible fire department employees on a fifty-six (56) hour week schedule shall be allowed thirteen dollars ($13.00) per day for meal reimbursements for days actually worked. Eligible airport fire/safety officers on a sixteen (16) hour shift assignment shall be allowed eight dollars and sixty-six cents ($8.66) per day for meal allowance for days actually worked.

    (d)    Except as otherwise indicated, an employee shall be allowed a maximum reimbursement of ten dollars ($10.00) for a meal after having worked a continuous two (2) hours in excess of the employee's regular eight (8) hour shift without time off for meals.  An additional maximum meal reimbursement of ten dollars ($10.00) will be allowed for every five (5) consecutive hours worked thereafter.  Time for the meal shall not exceed thirty (30) minutes, will be counted as working time, and will be at a place designated by the supervisor.  Individuals on continuous ten (10), twelve (12), sixteen (16) or twenty-four (24) hour shift assignments shall be exempt from this provision.

(Code 1964, § 22.630; Ord. No. 9936, § 1, 9-19-83; Ord. No. 13113, § 1, 9-29-91; Ord. No. 14208 § 1, 9-19-94; Ord. No. 14617 § 1, 9-18-95; Ord. No. 14716 § 1, 1-2-96; Ord. No. 14984, § 1, 9-16-96; Ord. No. 15355, § 1, 9-15-97; Ord. No. 15754, § 1, 9-21-98)