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Section 705.23 | Municipal civil service commission - qualifications, term, and vacancies of members.


Within ten days after the first officers assume their duties, in any city adopting a plan of government as provided in sections 705.41 to 705.86 inclusive, of the Revised Code, the commission in cities adopting the commission plan, the council in cities adopting the commission plan, the council in cities adopting the city manager plan, and the mayor in cities adopting the federal plan, shall appoint three persons who shall constitute the municipal civil service commission. Not more than two of such persons shall be of the same political party and they shall serve, one for two years, one for four years, and one for six years. Upon the expiration of the terms of office of such members of the municipal civil service commission, their successors shall be appointed to hold office for a term of six years, by the appointing authority. Any vacancy in the municipal civil service commission shall be filled by the appointing authority for the unexpired term. The appointing authority may, at any time, remove any of the members of such municipal civil service commission from office for misconduct, neglect of duty, or for malfeasance in office. Any such member shall first be given an opportunity to be publicly heard, in person or by counsel, in his own defense. The legislative authority shall provide suitable rooms and all necessary supplies and equipment for the proper conduct of the duties of the municipal civil service commission.

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