Prior to the adoption of Ord. 19230 on 09/18/2006, Section 19-103 read as follows.

    Employees may, with the approval of their department head, have professional organization dues payments made by the city provided:

    (1)    The membership benefits the employee in completing assigned duties and responsibilities;

    (2)    The professional dues payment is not of a career licensing or certification nature, such as professional engineer, registered nurse, bar association and similar situations.

    (a)    The city shall pay the job-related professional organization dues of city employees when approved by their department head.

    (b)    The city shall pay fees for professional and other licenses required by employee job descriptions other than basic drivers licenses.

(Code 1964, § 22.645)