The Civil Service Commission was created in 1926 to hear and determine all matters involving the suspension, removal or dismissal of members of the Fire or Police Departments. Over the years the role of the Board has been expanded by various Charter amendments and Council policies. The last major change was the adoption of the 1967 City Charter which established the Board's current powers and duties as they relate to general personnel rules and regulations and to all classified City employees.
|Length of Term||Four years and until successors are appointed. Staggered terms expire on December 31 of the appropriate year.|
|Meeting Schedule||The Commission meets on the second Monday of every other month at 4:15 p.m. in Conference Room 15, City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street.|
|Time Involved||Approximately 4 hours of work every other month. However, there is potential for significant increase in this time commitment if hearings or investigations are conducted.|
|Financial Disclosure Requirement||Members must file a Statement of Economic Interests upon appointment, annually and when leaving the advisory group.|
|Staff||Administrative Services Department, (805) 564-5316.|
|Reference||City Charter Sections 800-805, 808 and 1007; Municipal Code Section 2.08.020.C.|