50-1601. Civil service commission — Appointment — Qualifications — Manner of abolishing commission. To provide a means whereby employees of the cities of the state of Idaho may be selected, retained and promoted on the basis of merit and performance of duties, thus affecting [effecting] economy and efficiency in the administration of city government, the city council of any city may, by ordinance, provide for the creation of a civil service system under the provisions herein set forth.
(A) To create such system, the mayor with the advice and consent of the council shall appoint three (3) persons from among the qualified electors of the city to be designated the civil service commission.
(B) One member of said civil service commission shall serve a two (2) year term, another member shall serve a four (4) year term, and a third member shall serve a six (6) year term. Each second year thereafter, one (1) member shall in like manner be appointed for a term of six (6) years, to take the place of the member whose term next expires. If a vacancy occurs in the civil service commission, such vacancy for the balance of the unexpired term shall be filled as in the first instance.
Any city having created a civil service system shall not thereafter abolish such system except as herein provided: notice of date, time and place of first reading of the proposed ordinance to abolish such system shall be published in one (1) issue of the official newspaper of the city not less than ten (10) days immediately preceding the first reading of the proposed ordinance; and, such ordinance shall not be passed unless the same is read at length on three (3) different days at least seven (7) days apart.
[50-1601, added 1967, ch. 429, sec. 277, p. 1249.]