Article 11 — Transitional Provisions

Section 11.10 Purpose

The provisions of this article relate to the transition from the existing form of government to the form of government established by this amended charter, and where inconsistent with the foregoing articles of this charter, the provisions of this article shall constitute exceptions.

Section 11.20 Continuation of Ordinances and Vested Rights

All ordinances, administrative rules and resolutions in force at the time this amended charter takes effect, to the extent they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this amended charter, shall remain in force until amended or repealed. All rights, claims, obligations, proceedings and liabilities either in favor of or against the county, and any criminal proceedings existing on the effective date of this amended charter, shall not be affected by the adoption of this amended charter.

Section 11.30 Boards and Commission

All boards and commissions existing when this amended charter takes effect shall continue until modified or abolished by ordinances.

Section 11.40 Budget

Reviser’s Note: Section 11.40, Budget, became effective on January 1, 2007, and was repealed during the General Election of November 8, 2016, effective December 9, 2016.

Section 11.50 Other Employment Provisions

Every elective county official holding office on the effective date of this amended charter, whose office is eliminated or made appointive by the terms of this amended charter, shall continue in county employment at as nearly a similar position as possible and shall receive not less than the same rate of compensation which such official was receiving on the effective date of this amended charter for the remainder of the term for which such official was elected.

Thereafter, such official shall be entitled to be appointed at the same rate of compensation to an executive position subject to all of the rules of the personnel system, except for the rules concerning initial appointment.

Section 11.60 Status of County Employees

All non-elective county employees in offices eliminated by this charter, employed by the county on the effective date of this amended charter, shall be covered by the county personnel system.

Section 11.70 Effective Date

Reviser’s Note: Section 11.70, Effective Date, became effective on January 1, 2007, and was repealed during the General Election of November 8, 2016, effective December 9, 2016.

Section 11.80 Codification

Following the election at which any proposed provision of this amended charter is approved by a majority of the voters voting thereon, the county council shall cause such amendment to be incorporated into the text of the original charter and shall publish the amended charter; provided, that the text of this article shall appear only once in the amended charter as published. In the process of incorporating amendments into the text of the original charter, the clerk of the county council may, at the discretion of the county council, correct manifest errors in reference to other charter sections and correct manifest spelling, clerical or typographic errors, additions, or omissions.