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HOME RULE CHARTER VS. MUNICIPAL FIRE AND POLICE CIVIL SERVICE


08-19-08 (08-0207) http://www.ose.louisiana.gov/agopinions/classified%20service/AG%20Opinion%20No.%2008-0207.pdf
Issued to Ms. Courtney Alcock, Parish Attorney of Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government. The opinion made the following statements:

The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government may not, by amendment of the home rule charter, change the positions of the Fire Chief and Police Chief from appointed and classified to appointed and non-classified civil service positions. The proposed amendment to the home rule charter, which purports to change these positions from appointed and classified positions, to appointed and non-classified positions is an ultra vires act.

 

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06-30-11 (11-0137) http://www.ose.louisiana.gov/agopinions/classified%20service/CO%20AG%20Opinion.pdf
Issued to the Honorable Candace Watkins, Mayor of the City of Covington. The opinion made the following statements:

The appointed chief of police of the City of Covington holds a classified position in the fire and police civil service and may only be terminated by the appointing authority in good faith and for cause and in accordance with the procedures of the civil service laws.