Alternative County Government - Alternative Forms of County Government - County manager form

Published: 2014-09-22

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§ 51. County manager form. A county which shall adopt the county
manager form of government shall have a county executive to be called
"county manager." The board of supervisors shall appoint the county
manager to serve during the pleasure of the board of supervisors. At the
time of his appointment he need not be a resident of the county or the
state, but during his term of office he shall reside within the county.
No member of the board of supervisors shall, during the term for which
he was elected, be eligible for appointment as county manager. Subject
to any applicable provisions of the civil service law, the county
manager shall appoint, supervise and at pleasure remove every other
administrative officer and employee of the county except those elected
by vote of the people and their subordinates, except that (1) the county
manager may, when authorized by local law, serve without additional
compensation as the head of one or more departments not administered by
an elective official and (2) the county manager may delegate to any of
his subordinates the power to appoint or remove persons working under
the supervision of such subordinate. The foregoing provisions of this
section, together with the other applicable provisions of this chapter,
including those provisions which may be made applicable, shall
constitute the structure of the county manager form of government
authorized to be adopted by this chapter.