Proposed Personnel Code and Charter Amendment Brochure Available

One of the proposed City Charter amendments that will be on the November 3, 2009 ballot would eliminate the City of Muskegon’s current Civil Service system. If this amendment is approved by voters, a new personnel code will be adopted by City Commission action.

Visitors who are interested in seeing the draft personnel code that potentially could replace the Civil Service system can click on the following link:

Proposed Personnel Code

This proposed code was drafted taking features from several other cities’ personnel systems. The City administration believes that taxpayers will get more value for their money by replacing Civil Service with this personnel system, which is fully accountable to the City Manager and City Commission and can be amended by the City Commission, when needed, to adapt to changing needs.


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Also available for viewing or download is an informational brochure describing each of the six proposed City Charter amendments. You can see this brochure by clicking the image to the right. Contact the City Clerk’s Office (231.724.6705) to get copies for meetings or discussion groups.