For state law authorizing city to establish a personnel system, see Gov. Code § 45001.
[Ord. No. 606, § 1.]
The city personnel policy shall be merit system rules and regulations, as adopted from time to time by resolution of the city council.
[Ord. No. 252, § 1; Ord. No. 940, § 1.]
A firemen's relief and pension fund for the city is established under and pursuant to the applicable provisions of Sections 50800 to 50914, of the Government Code of the state, and such provisions are adopted and made a part of this chapter, with the exceptions of Sections 50805, 50877, 50878, and 50883 thereof, which are expressly excluded.
[Ord. No. 252 § 2; Ord. 368, § 1; Ord. No. 550, § 1.]
"Member of fire department" means any person appointed or selected or sworn as a full-time member of the regularly constituted fire department of the city, and, in addition, includes the fire chief, assistant fire chief and regularly employed relief men of the fire department of the city, but excludes any person initially hired as a member of the fire department on or after November 4, 1970. Volunteer firemen of the city fire department are expressly excluded from the definition of the term "member of the fire department."
[Ord. No. 555, § 1.]
A member of the fire department may retire from service pursuant to this section. Upon receipt of a member's application for retirement or upon the board's own order without application, the board shall order the member retired from further service. From the date of the order the service of the member in the fire department ceases and during his lifetime he shall be paid from the fund an annual pension based upon the following schedule:
If he has attained the age of sixty years and served in the fire department for twenty years or more in the aggregate, his annual pension shall be one-half of the annual salary attached to the rank he held for one year next preceding retirement.
If he has attained the age of sixty years and served in the fire department for thirty years or more in the aggregate, his annual pension shall be two-thirds of the annual salary attached to the rank he held for one year next preceding retirement.
If he has attained the age of fifty-five years and served in the fire department for twenty-five or more consecutive years, his annual pension shall be one-half of the annual salary attached to the rank he held for one year next preceding retirement.
[Ord. No. 549, §§ 1, 2; amended by Ord. No. 927.]
A contract between the city council and the board of administration, California Public Employees' Retirement System is authorized. The mayor is authorized, empowered and directed to execute such contract for and on behalf of the city.
Editor's note: The contract referred to in this section is not set forth in this volume, but will be found on file in the office of the city clerk.
[Ord. 581, § 1, 1977.]
The combined board of police and fire pension fund commissioners provided for under Article 2 of this chapter shall have the same powers, duties and responsibilities insofar as the firemen's relief and pension fund is concerned as set forth in Article 2 for the police relief and pension fund.
[Ord. No. 199, § 1; Ord. No. 940, § 2.]
A police relief and pension fund for the city is established, under and pursuant to the provisions of Section 50806 of the Government Code of the state, and such statute, as amended, with the exception of Sections 50807, 50878 and 50883 thereof, which are expressly excluded.
[Ord. No. 681, § 2, 1977; Ord. No. 765, § 1.]
The mayor, the city treasurer and the chief of police shall constitute the board of police commissioners and shall constitute the board of trustees of the police relief and pension fund. In the absence of any member, his deputy shall act in his place.
The mayor, the city treasurer and the chief of the fire department shall constitute the board of fire commissioners and shall constitute the board of trustees of the firemen's relief and pension fund. In the absence of any member, his deputy shall act in his place.
[Ord. No. 199, § 3.]
The persons mentioned in Section 22-20 shall organize as the board of commissioners by choosing one of their number as chairman, and by appointing a secretary. The treasurer shall be ex officio treasurer of the fund. The board of trustees shall have charge of and administer the fund, and to order payments therefrom in pursuance of the provisions of state law. They shall report annually, in the month of June, to the city council, the condition of the police relief and pension fund, and the receipts and disbursements on account of the same, with a full and complete list of the beneficiaries of the fund and the amounts paid them.
[Ord. No. 199, § 4.]
The board of commissioners shall hold quarterly meetings on the first Mondays of April, July, October and January of each year, and upon the call of its president; it shall biennially select from its members a president and secretary; it shall issue warrants, signed by its president and secretary, to the persons entitled thereto of the amount of money ordered paid to such persons from such fund by the board, which warrant shall state for what purpose such payment is to be made; it shall keep a record of all its proceedings, which record shall be a public record; it shall at each quarterly meeting send to the city treasurer, and to the auditor of the city, a written or printed list of all persons entitled to payment from the fund provided for in this chapter, stating the amount of such payments and for what granted, which list shall be certified to and signed by the president and secretary of such board, attested under oath. The auditor shall thereupon enter a copy of the list upon a book to be kept for that purpose, and which shall be known as the police relief and pension fund book. When such list has been entered by the auditor he shall transmit the same to the city council, which shall order the payment of the amounts named therein out of the police relief and pension fund. A majority of all the members of the board provided for in Section 22-20 shall constitute a quorum and have power to transact business.
[Ord. No. 199, § 5.]
The board of commissioners shall, in addition to other powers granted, have power to do the following:
To compel witnesses to attend and testify before it, upon all matters connected with the operation of the state law, in the manner as is or may be provided by law for the taking of testimony before notaries public; and its president, or any member of the board, may administer oaths to such witnesses;
To appoint a secretary, and to provide for the payment from the fund of all its necessary expenses, including secretary hire and printing; provided, that no compensation or emolument shall be paid to any member of the board for any duty required or performed under this article or state law;
To make all needful rules and regulations for its guidance, in conformity with the provisions of state law and this article.
[Ord. No. 199, § 6.]
The city council shall, for the purposes of the police relief and pension fund direct the payment annually, and when the tax levy is made, into the fund of the money enumerated in state law.
[Ord. No. 199, § 7.]
On the last day of June of each year, or as soon thereafter as practicable, the auditor of the city shall make a report to the city council of all money paid out on account of the fund during the previous year, and of the amount then to the credit of the police relief and pension fund, and all surplus of the fund then remaining in the fund exceeding the average amount per year paid out on account of the fund during the three years next preceding, shall be transferred to and become part of the general fund of the city, and no longer under the control of the board, or subject to its order. Payments provided for shall be made quarterly, upon proper vouchers.
[Ord. No. 199, § 8; Ord. No. 617, § 1.]
For the purpose of this article, and in pursuance of the authority and discretion vested in the city council, the city council appoints the director of finance as auditor of the city, without compensation.
[Ord. No. 550, § 2.]
The provisions of this article shall not apply to any person initially hired as a member of the regularly constituted police department on or after November 4, 1970.