Prior to the adoption of Ord. 15958 on 04/19/1999, Section 19-51 read as follows.

    (a) The classification plan provides an inventory of all positions in the city service which are sufficiently alike in duties and responsibilities to be called by the same descriptive title, to be accorded the same pay scale and to require substantially the same qualifications on the part of incumbents.

    (b) No city employee (full-time or part-time, temporary or permanent) shall be classified or paid at a salary rate which is not established and recognized in the city's classification and pay plan. All permanent classifications shall be established by the city council upon the recommendation of the city manager. Temporary classifications may be established by the city manager; and the city manager may remove permanent classifications which are no longer needed from the pay plan.

    (a)    The city council shall adopt a classification plan which shall consist of a listing of all permanent employee positions grouped in classifications and pay grades.

    (b) Classifications in the same pay grade are not necessarily equal in organizational status, difficulty, risk or required hours of work.

    (c)    The city manager may establish classifications for temporary employees.

(Code 1964, § 22.410)