Section 19-22 Department rules and regulations.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21193 on 12/19/2011, Section 19-22 read as follows.
With the approval of the city manager, department heads may establish
departmental rules and
regulations that are consistent with the provisions of this chapter.
(a) Department heads may establish department rules
and regulations only by following the
procedures established in this section. Department rules and regulations must be consistent with
the city charter, city ordinances and city manager policies, rules and regulations.
(b) Department directors wishing to establish rules
and regulations shall submit the proposed
rule or regulation to the director. The director shall recommend adoption or rejection to the
manager. The manager may adopt the rule or regulation as submitted, adopt it after making
modifications, or reject it. The city manager may unilaterally change or eliminate any
department rule or regulation. The director shall maintain the official copy of all department
rules and regulations.
(c) The director may propose to the manager that any
department rule or regulation be
eliminated or rewritten as an ordinance, city manager policy or administrative rule.
(d) Any rule or regulation that is in conflict with
the city charter, city ordinances or city
manager policies or administrative rules is void. Any rule or regulation that has not been adopted
following the procedures of this section is void.
(e) Any rule or regulation that is in effect on December
18, 2011 shall remain in effect for
six (6) months unless it is revoked sooner. The city manager may extend the effective period of
any such rule or regulation for up to an additional six (6) months.
(Code 1964, § 22.320; Ord. No. 16191, § 1, 9-20-99)