If supervisors approve the motion next Tuesday, voters would get the chance in June 2008 to approve a formal charter amendment that would give the CEO the power to hire and fire department heads.
It's an immediate ordinance change that empowers the CAO far beyond where he's empowered now to hire and fire department heads (with board approval.
Knabe said most counties in California have strong chief administrators who have the authority to hire and fire department heads.
The ability to hire and fire
employees, the authority to disburse funds (as distinguished from the authorization to sign checks) and the holding of a corporate office are viewed by all of the circuits above as important indicators of liability for the TFRP.
He now manages four schools with almost complete autonomy to hire and fire teachers, thanks to an innovative arrangement that predated the Texas charter school law.
Moreover, handing unions that much power to hire and fire teachers isn't necessarily a good idea.
The LAUSD is effectively giving over to contractors ``the authority to hire and fire
, and to tell employees what to do,'' he said.
The debate is expected to center on whether the CAO should have the power to hire and fire county officials who are not directly elected by voters.
I can't hire and fire department heads, but I do have tremendous budget control over (their departments).
As San Diego County's chief executive, Janssen had the power to hire and fire department heads.
If you have a CAO who has the power to hire and fire, then the employees are accountable to that CAO.