Section 11-44-58Designation by ordinance of mayor and finance commissioner, public works commissioner, and public safety commissioner in Class 7 municipalities; elections; further changes in designations must be authorized by Legislature.
(a) The governing body of any Class 7 municipality with a commission form of government organized and operating pursuant to Sections 11-44-1 through 11-44-57, inclusive, as amended, may, by a unanimous vote of the members of the governing body, at least 60 days prior to any general municipal election to be held in such municipality, adopt an ordinance designating the three places on the city commission as follows: Mayor and finance commissioner, public works commissioner, and public safety commissioner. The said ordinance shall assign each of the persons holding office as a commissioner in the city at the time of its adoption to one of the designated places on the commission and shall further set out the duties and responsibilities of the person holding office in said position. The term of office of any incumbent commissioner shall not be reduced by reason of said designation.
(b) Candidates desiring to run for a place on the city commission in any election held in a municipality which has adopted an ordinance designating places on the city commission pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, shall qualify for election to the designated place in which he desires to serve.
(c) It is provided that once places on the city commission have been designated pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, no further ordinance shall be effective to change or redesignate positions on the commission unless such changes or redesignations have been authorized by act of the Legislature.
(Acts 1986, No. 86-220, p. 316.)