[R.O. 2011 §2.06.010; Code 1950 §501.1; Prior Code §11-1; Ord. No. 6192, 1999]
The general municipal election day for the election of a Mayor and any other elective officers that may now or hereafter be elected by the City at large, and one (1) Councilmember for each ward, shall be the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April, 1998, and the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April every four (4) years thereafter. The general municipal election day for a Councilmember from each ward shall be the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April, 2000, and the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April every four (4) years thereafter.
[R.O. 2011 §2.06.020; Code 1950 §501.2; Prior Code §11-2]
Special elections for any lawful purpose may be called by ordinance at a time to be fixed by the Council.
[R.O. 2011 §2.06.030; Code 1950 §502.11; Prior Code §11-13]
No person holding an appointive position as an officer or employee of the City, or as a member, officer or employee of any appointive board or bureau of the City, shall use his/her official authority or influence to coerce the political action of any person or body, or to interfere with any election, or shall take an active part in a political campaign, or shall seek or accept nomination, election or appointment as an officer of a political club or organization, or circulate or seek signatures to any petition provided for by any primary or election law, or act as a worker at the polls, or display badges, signs or cards favoring or opposing a candidate for election or nomination to a public office in the City; but nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit or prevent any such person from becoming or continuing to be a member of a political club or organization or from attendance upon political meetings, from enjoying entire freedom from all interference in casting his/her vote, from expressing privately his/her opinions on all political questions, or from seeking or accepting election or appointment to public office; provided however, that no active campaign for election shall be conducted by any such officer or employee unless he/she shall first resign his/her position. Every officer or employee holding an appointive office or position in the City, or who may hereafter be appointed to such office or position, shall have an indefinite tenure of office during good behavior, except where a definite term is prescribed by law. Every person charged with a violation of this Section shall be given a hearing as prescribed by this Code or by ordinance, and, if found guilty of such violation, shall be dismissed from the service of the City.