CHAPTER 2
ADMINISTRATION

Article I. In General.

2.1 Bonds of city officials; fingerprinting of city employees required.

(a)    The amount of bonds to be given by the several officers of the city before entering upon their official duties shall be as follows:

(1)    City treasurer. The city treasurer shall give a bond in the penal sum of five thousand dollars.

(2)    City clerk. The city clerk shall give a bond in the penal sum of one thousand dollars.

(b)    All persons employed by the city shall be fingerprinted by the city prior to actual employment by the city. (Ord. No. 38 (1910), § 1; Ord. No. 65-19, § 1.)

2.2 Repealed by Ordinance No. 76-13, § 1.

2.3 Funds in city treasury.

There shall be separate funds, representing the various funded obligations of the city, a general fund and such other funds as are designated by resolution from time to time. (Ord. No. 59-31, § 1; Ord. 75-31, § 1.)

2.3.1 Repealed by Ordinance No. 89-26, § 1.

2.3.2 Repealed by Ordinance No. 89-26, § 1.

2.3.3 Repealed by Ordinance No. 89-26, § 1.

2.3.4 Funds for publicity and advertising - Council authorized to appropriate.

The city council is herewith empowered to appropriate funds for publicity and advertising for the city. (Ord. No. 66-11, § 1.)

2.3.5 Same - Limitation on amount.

The city council, in any fiscal year, shall not appropriate for publicity and advertising funds that exceed five cents on each one hundred dollars of assessed valuation. (Ord. No. 66-11, § 1.)

2.3.6 Same - Uses.

Money appropriated shall be used in a manner determined to be in the best interest of the city by the city council thereof in the general categories of publicity and advertising. (Ord. No. 66-11, § 1.)

2.3.7 Claims for money or damages.

Claims against the City of Fairfield for money or damages which are exempted by Government Code Section 905 of Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code of the State of California, and which are not governed by any other statutes or regulations expressly related thereto, shall be governed by this section. A claim relating to such a cause of action shall be presented not later than one year after the accrual of the cause of action. Such claims shall be presented and processed as provided by Chapters 1 and 2 of Part 3 of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code insofar as said provisions are not in conflict with this section.

No suit for money or damages may be brought against the City of Fairfield until a written claim therefor has been presented to the city council and has been acted upon, or has been deemed to have been rejected by the city council, in accordance with this section.

Pursuant to Chapter 5 of Part 3 of Division 3.6 of Title I of the Government Code, written agreements entered into by or on behalf of the City of Fairfield may provide all claims arising out of or related to the agreement must be presented not later than six months after the accrual of the cause of action, and such claims shall be governed by the provisions of this section. (Ord. No. 76-3, § 3.; Ord. No. 88-30 § 1.)

2.3.8 Directory duties.

The use of the word "shall" in this code or any city ordinance, resolution, rule, or other regulation, is not intended to impose upon the city, its officers, agents or employees a mandatory duty of care towards persons or property so as to provide a basis of civil liability for damages. Any provision of this code or any city ordinance, resolution, rule or other regulation which governs the conduct of the city, or any of its officers, agents, or employees, shall be deemed to be directory, rather than mandatory so as not to impose any greater civil liability than required by law. It is the intent of this section to preserve the immunities provided by enactments, including the Tort Claims Act, and not to impose on the city or its officers, agents, or employees, a mandatory duty of care toward persons and property so as to provide a basis of civil liability for damages. (Ord. No. 85-46, § 1.)

2.3.9 Authority to contract.

Any contract made or purportedly made by any person shall not be an obligation of the City unless made in accordance with the provisions of this Section, except as otherwise provided in this Code.

(a)    All contracts shall be in writing and shall be signed by a person authorized by State law or this Code or an ordinance, resolution, motion or contract adopted or approved by the City Council. No oral contract shall become an obligation of the City.

(b)    For the purposes of this Section, the term "contract" shall refer to any agreement, contract, lease, promise, or other obligation to which the City is, or is alleged to be, a party and shall include, but not be limited to, any contract for equipment, supplies, services, or public works. (Ord. 98-1, § 1.)

Article II. City Manager.

2.4 Office created; appointment; qualifications; term of office.

The office of city manager is hereby created and established. The city manager shall be appointed by the city council solely on the basis of his executive and administrative qualifications and ability and shall hold office at and during the pleasure of the city council. (Ord. No. 16 [1952], § 1; Ord. No. 65-3, § 1.)

2.5 Residency requirements; eligibility of councilmen.

Residence in the city at the time of appointment shall not be required as a condition of appointment of the city manager.

No person elected to membership on the city council shall, subsequent to such election, be eligible for appointment as city manager until one year has elapsed after he has ceased to be a member of the city council. (Ord. No. 16 [1952], § 2; Ord. No. 65-3, § 1.)

2.6 Absence or disability.

In case of an approved absence of the city manager, the city manager may designate a city employee to serve as acting city manager, performing the duties of city manager, during his or her absence.

In case of an unapproved absence of the city manager that is not the result of disability or in case of an absence resulting from disability of the city manager, the persons holding the offices designated below, in the order listed, shall assume the duties and obligations of the city manager until such time as the City Council appoints a new or acting/interim city manager. The person holding the offices named below shall only assume the city manager’s duties if the person holding the office above them on the list is unavailable to assume such duties.

The list of offices is as follows:

1.    Assistant City Manager.

2.    Assistant to the City Manager.

In the event that the persons listed above are not available or cannot assume the duties of the city manager, the City Council shall appoint an acting city manager. (Ord. No. 16 [1952], § 4; Ord. No. 65-3, § 1; Ord. No. 98-7, § 1; Ord. No. 2010-06, § 1.)

2.7 Term of office; removal by city council generally; salary after removal.

The city council shall appoint the city manager for an indefinite term and may remove him by a three-member vote. At least thirty days before such removal shall become effective, the city council shall by a three-member vote of its members adopt a preliminary resolution stating the reason for his removal. By the preliminary resolution the council may suspend the city manager from duty, but shall in any case cause to be paid him forthwith any unpaid balance of his salary and his monthly salary shall continue to be paid for the next calendar month following the month of the adoption of the preliminary resolution. The city council, in removing the city manager, shall use its uncontrolled discretion and its action shall be final. (Ord. No. 16 [1952], § 5; Ord. No. 65-3, § 1.)

2.8 Not to be removed ninety days following municipal election.

Notwithstanding the provisions of the chapter, the city manager shall not be removed from office during or within a period of ninety days next succeeding any general municipal election at which election a member of the city council is elected. The purpose of this provision is to allow any newly elected member to the city council or a reorganized city council to observe the actions and ability of the city manager in the performance of the powers and duties of his office. After the expiration of the ninety days the provisions of the preceding section as to the removal of the city manager shall apply and be effective. (Ord. No. 16 [1952], § 6; Ord. No. 65-3, § 1.)

2.9 Compensation; travel expenses.

The city manager shall receive such compensation as the city council shall from time to time determine and fix. This compensation shall be a proper charge against such funds of the city that the city council shall designate.

The city manager shall be reimbursed for all sums necessarily incurred or paid by him in the performance of his duties or incurred when traveling on business pertaining to the city under direction of the city council. Reimbursement shall only be made, however, when a verified, itemized claim, setting forth the sums expended for which reimbursement is requested, has been presented to the city council and duly approved and allowed. (Ord. No. 16 [1952], § 7; Ord. No. 65-3, § 1.)

2.10 Responsibilities and duties.

The city manager shall be the administrative head of the city government under the direction and control of the city council except as otherwise provided in this chapter. He shall be responsible for the efficient administration of all the affairs of the city. In addition to his general powers as administrative head, and not as a limitation thereon, it shall be his duty and he shall have the responsibility for:

(a)    Keeping council informed. The city manager shall, at all times, keep the council fully informed of major issues facing the city so as to allow the mayor and councilmembers to fulfill their roles as policymakers and spokespersons for the city. As part of these duties, the city manager shall inform the council of major issues involving the city which will be reported in the press.

(b)    Enforcement of laws, franchises, etc. To see that all laws and ordinances of the city are duly enforced and that all franchise permits and privileges granted by the city are faithfully observed.

(c)    To keep the city council at all times fully advised as to the financial conditions and needs of the city. The city manager shall report every six months, or more frequently as needed, on the financial condition of the city to allow the council to take corrective action if necessary and to insure the financial stability of the city’s fiscal position.

(d)    Scope of authority. Supervising, ordering and giving directions to all heads of departments, subordinate officers and employees of the city, except elected officers and their respective staffs. To transfer employees from one department to another and to consolidate or confine offices, positions, departments or units under his direction.

(e)    Appointments and removals; exceptions. To appoint and remove any officers and employees of the city except the elected officers (Ord. No. 98-1, § 2.).

(f)    Departments, appointive officers and employees. To supervise all departments of the city government and over all appointive officers and employees thereof, except elective officers and their respective staffs.

(g)    Attendance at council meetings. To attend all meeting of the city council unless excused therefrom by the city council, except when his removal is under consideration by the council.

(h)    Recommending ordinances; etc. To recommend to the city council for adoption such measures and ordinances that are necessary.

(i)    Annual budget. To prepare and submit to the city council the annual budget.

(j)    Annual reports, finances and activities. To prepare and to submit to the city council as of the end of the fiscal year a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the city for the preceding year, such financial report not to be confused with city clerk’s report to state controller.

(k)    Purchase supplies. To purchase or cause to be purchased all supplies for all the departments or division of the city.

(l)    Investigation of city affairs, contracts and obligations. To make investigation into the affairs of the city and any department or division thereof and any contract or the proper performance of any obligations of the city. The city council will receive prompt notification of the results of any such investigation affecting the operations of the City which are not required to be kept confidential.

(m)    Investigating complaints, franchises, permits and privileges. To investigate all complaints in relation to matters concerning the administration of the city government and in regard to the service maintained by public utilities in the city and to see that all franchises, permits and privileges granted by the city are faithfully performed and observed.

(n)    Supervision of public buildings, parks, etc. To exercise general supervision over all public buildings, public parks and other public property which are under the control and jurisdiction of the city council.

(o)    Devoting time to duties. Except as authorized by the city council, to devote his entire time to the duties of his office and the interest of the city. (Ord. No. 83-10, § 1.)

(p)    Providing leadership for civic movements. To provide leadership for civic movements designed to benefit the residents of the city when so authorized by the city council.

(q)    Supervision of departments; special counsel. To supervise in general the operations of all departments of the city, securing special counsel as required.

(r)    Capacity as personnel director. To act as personnel director until the council shall establish a separate office therefor.

(s)    Superseded by Ordinance No. 75-22.

(t)    Additional delegated duties and responsibilities. To perform such other duties and exercise such other responsibilities as may be delegated to him from time to time by ordinance or resolution of the city council. (Ord. No. 16 [1952], § 8; Ord. No. 65-3, § 1; Ord. No. 75-22; Ord. No. 83-10, § 1.)(Ord. No. 96-5, § 1.)

2.11 Council to interact with administrative employees through city manager.

The city council and its members shall interact with the administrative employees through the city manager, except for the purpose of inquiry and neither the city council nor any members thereof shall give orders to any subordinates of the city manager. (Ord. No. 96-5, § 2.)

2.12 Council to assist in advisory capacity.

It shall be the responsibility of the city council and its members to aid and assist in an advisory capacity, any department head, individually or collectively on any phase of policy or public relations. The council will have the option to discuss and determine the effectiveness of these relationships with the city manager on an annual basis. (Ord. No. 96-5, § 3.)

Article III. City Council.

2.13 Meeting place.

The regularly scheduled meeting place of the city council shall be in the Council Chamber, Civic Center, 1000 Webster Street, Fairfield, California. (Ord. No. 125 [1940], § 1; Ord. No. 57-23, § 2; Ord. No. 75-11, § 1; Ord. No. 88-10, § 1.)

2.13.1 Change of election date.

Repealed by Ord. 2013-05. (Ord. No. 85-31, § 1.)

2.13.2 Election Campaigns; Voluntary Expenditure Ceiling.

Repealed by Ord. 2013-05. (Ord. No. 97-1, § 2.)

2.14 Time of regular meetings.

Regular meetings of the city council shall be held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. (Ord. No. 125 [1940], § 1; Ord. No. 57-23, § 2; Ord. No. 75-11, § 1; Ord. No. 88-10, § 2; Ord. No. 2009-03, § 1.)

2.14.1 Compensation of councilmembers.

City councilmembers shall receive a salary of five hundred dollars a month. (Ord. No. 68-18, § 1; Ord. No. 76-18, § 1; Ord. No. 84-22, § 1; Ord. No. 88-22, § 1.)

2.14.1A Compensation of mayor.

The mayor shall receive a salary of six hundred dollars a month. (Ord. No. 84-26, § 1; Ord. No. 88-23, § 1.)

Article IIIA. City Attorney.

2.14.2 Generally.

(a)    The office of the city attorney is hereby created and established.

(b)    The city attorney shall not engage in outside law practice for non-public entity clients. (Ord. No. 75-22, § 1; Ord. No. 81-5, § 1; Ord. No. 88-38 § 1.)

2.14.3 Selection and dismissal.

The selection and dismissal of the city attorney shall be subject to final approval of the city council. (Ord. No. 75-22, § 1.)

2.14.4 Duties.

(a)    The city attorney shall attend city council meetings and such other meetings as may be designated by the city manager or the city council.

(b)    The city attorney shall provide professional legal services to the city council, the city manager, and other officials of the city. (Ord. No. 75-22, § 1.)

(c)    The city attorney shall continuously provide the city council with information about the claims which have been submitted to the city explaining the nature of the claim, any action taken in response to the claim and the special counsel which may have been retained to defend the claim. (Ord. No. 96-5, § 4.)

2.14.5 Special counsel.

(a)    The city attorney may obtain special counsel as necessary, in consultation with the city manager.

(b)    The city council may obtain special counsel as necessary, in the event that the city attorney has a conflict of interest or in the event that the city council needs legal advice on a matter which involves the city attorney. (Ord. No. 96-5, § 5.)

Article IIIB. City Treasurer.

2.14.10 Powers and duties.

The city treasurer shall countersign warrants and serve on the Investment Committee, which shall be designated by the City Manager, and shall perform such duties and functions as prescribed by Government Code Section 41000, et seq., except those duties and functions performed by the Director of Finance. (Ord. No. 2012-10, § 1.)

2.14.15 Compensation and benefits.

The city treasurer shall receive compensation and benefits as provided by resolution of the City Council. (Ord. No. 2012-10, § 1.)

Article IV. Community Resources Commission.

2.15 Created.

A community resources commission is hereby created in and for the city. (Ord. No. 2010-02, § 1; Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1.)

2.16 Purpose.

Improve the quality of life for all citizens and visitors in Fairfield by serving as an active liaison to the City. Serve in a leadership capacity by listening, cultivating, reviewing and recommending policies which promote community and neighborhood pride. To be a proactive advisory body encouraging participation, collaboration and utilization of diverse community resources. (Ord. No. 98-2; Ord. No. 2010-02, § 1; Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1.)

2.17 Composition.

The community resources commission shall consist of seven members. (Ord. No. 2010-02, § 1; Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1.)

2.18 Appointment of members, term.

The members of the community resources commission shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city council. The term of office for community resources commissioners shall be four years beginning on January 1 and ending on December 31. Commissioners shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor for no more than two terms plus any unexpired term to which they are appointed but in no event for more than ten years. No member of the community resources commission shall serve as a member of the planning commission during his or her term of office but such member may serve on one other city committee or task force. (Ord. No. 89-17, § 1; Ord. No. 2002-30; Ord. No. 2010-02, § 1; Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1.)

2.19 Powers and duties - Generally.

The community resources commission shall have the power and duty to:

a)    Act in an advisory capacity to the city council in all policy matters pertaining to community resources, including the recommendations of council appointed advisory committees and other special task forces designated by the city council pertaining to community resources.

b)    Establish and maintain use policies for all city buildings, facilities and park areas used for arts, recreation, historical and social resources purposes, including the review of fee levels but excluding therefrom the actual establishment of fees. As part of review of fee levels, receive overview on department financial condition.

c)    Recommend policies for and assist in the planning of the acquisition, development and improvements of parks, open space and trail systems. Encourage community beautification and landscaping which promote community and neighborhood pride.

d)    Periodically review the open space plan and conservation element of the general plan and make recommendations to the planning commission and city council.

e)    Hold and attend public hearings to encourage participation by the community in dialogue about policy matters pertaining to community resources.

f)    Solicit cooperation of other public and private organizations related to community resources activities to the fullest extent possible. (Ord. No. 98-2; Ord. No. 2010-02, § 1; Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1.)

2.20 Formulation of rules for performance of duties.

The community resources commission shall be empowered to establish and maintain written policy and rules for the faithful performance of its duties. Such policy and rules shall be consistent with this code and all other ordinances and regulations of the city and with the laws of the state. (Ord. No. 98-2; Ord. No. 2010-02, § 1; Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1.)

2.20.1 Appeals to the city council.

Any person aggrieved by any decision of the community resources commission may within 10 days file an appeal in writing with the city clerk. Filing of an appeal shall stay the decision of the commission until affirmed, modified, or reversed by the city council. (Ord. No. 86-33, § 1; Ord. No. 90-29, § 1; Ord. No. 98-2; Ord. No. 2010-02, § 1; Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1.)

2.20.2 Failure of regular members to attend meetings.

The failure of a regular member to attend three consecutive regular meetings of the community resources commission without the consent of the commission shall be deemed to constitute the retirement of such member and the position declared vacant. (Ord. No. 2010-02, § 1; Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1.)

2.20.3 Transfer of Powers and Duties to Planning Commission.

The city council may by resolution transfer the powers and duties of the community resources commission as provided by this article to the planning commission. Upon adopting such resolution, the term of office of all community resources commissioners shall terminate and the community resources commission shall remain inactive until such time that the city council in its discretion by resolution decides to reactive the community resources commission and appoint members to it. (Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1.)

Article V. Planning Commission.

2.21 Created.

A planning commission in and for the city is hereby established and created. (Ord. No. 149 [1945], § 1; Ord. No. 179 [1949], § 1; Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1.)

2.22 Composition.

The planning commission shall consist of seven members. (Ord. No. 79-35, § 1; Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1.)

2.23 Appointment of members.

The members of the planning commission shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city council. No member of the planning commission may be appointed to the architectural approval committee or the civic arts and leisure services commission during his or her term of office except as provided in Sec. 2.23.1. but such member may serve on one other city committee or task force. (Ord. No. 149 [1945], § 2; Ord. No. 179 [1949], § 2; Ord. No. 8 [1951], § 2; Ord. No. 89-17, § 2; Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1.)

2.23.1 Advisory member.

The planning commission shall appoint one of its members to serve as an advisory, non-voting member of the architectural approval committee for a term which shall be concurrent with that member’s term of office on the planning commission. (Ord. No. 89-17, § 3; Ord. No. 2008-02, § 1; Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1.)

2.24 Terms of members.

The term of office for planning commissioners shall be four years beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30. A planning commissioner may serve consecutive terms at the pleasure of the city council thereafter if they are reappointed or until a successor has been appointed. (Ord. No. 79-35, § 2; Ord. No. 89-17, § 4; Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1; Ord. No. 2018-02, § 1.)

2.25 Powers and duties.

The planning commission shall have the powers and duties provided by state law and this code.

In the event that the city council transfers the powers and duties of the community resources commission to the planning commission pursuant to Section 2.20.3 of this code, the planning commission also shall have the following powers and duties:

a)    Act in an advisory capacity to the city council in all policy matters pertaining to community resources, including the recommendations of council appointed advisory committees and other special task forces designated by the city council pertaining to community resources.

b)    Establish and maintain use policies for all city buildings, facilities and park areas used for arts, recreation, historical and social resources purposes, including the review of fee levels but excluding therefrom the actual establishment of fees. As part of review of fee levels, receive overview on department financial condition.

c)    Recommend policies for and assist in the planning of the acquisition, development and improvement of parks, open space and trail systems. Encourage community beautification and landscaping which promote community and neighborhood pride.

d)    Periodically review the open space plan and conservation element of the general plan and make recommendations to the city council.

e)    Hold and attend public hearings to encourage participation by the community in dialogue about policy matters pertaining to community resources.

f)    Solicit cooperation of other public and private organizations related to community resources activities to the fullest extent possible. (Ord. No. 149 [1945], § 4; Ord. No. 179 [1949], § 4; Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1.)

2.25.1 Planning agency.

a)    Except as otherwise provided in this section, the functions of the planning agency created by Government Code § 65100 shall be performed by the Community Development Department.

b)    The functions of the planning agency set forth in Government Code § 65867 shall be performed by the planning commission. (Ord. No. 2012-16, § 1.)

Article VI. Director of Finance.

2.26 Office created and established.

The office of the director of finance of the city is hereby created and established. (Ord. No. 58-22, § 1; Ord. No. 2011-10, § 1; Ord. No. 2012-03, § 1.)

2.27 Transfer of certain duties of city clerk to director of finance.

All of the financial and accounting duties of the city clerk described in California Government Code sections 40802, et seq., and 37203, et seq., are hereby transferred to the director of finance pursuant to California Government Code sections 40805.5 and 37209. (Ord. No. 58-22, § 2; Ord. No. 2011-10, § 1; Ord. No. 2012-03, § 1.)

2.28 Powers and duties generally.

The director of finance shall perform all of the accounting and financial duties of the city clerk described in California Government Code sections 40802, et seq., and 37203, et seq. and any other duties as described in this Code or determined by the city manager. (Ord. No. 58-22, §§ 3, 4; Ord. No. 2011-10, § 1; Ord. No. 2012-03, § 1.)

2.29 Jurisdiction of city manager.

The director of finance shall be under the direction of the city manager. (Ord. No. 58-22, § 5; Ord. No. 2011-10, § 1; Ord. No. 2012-03, § 1.)

Article VII. Training of Law Enforcement Officers.

2.30 Election of city to qualify to receive aid from state.

The City of Fairfield declares that it desires to qualify to receive aid from the State of California under the provisions of section 13522, Chapter 1, of Title 4, Part 4, of the California Penal Code. (Ord. No. 61-8, § 1; Ord. 89-4, §§ 1 and 2.)

2.31 Adherence to standards for recruitment and training (P.C. § 13510(c)).

Pursuant to section 13510(c), Chapter 1, the Fairfield Police Department will adhere to adhere to standards for recruitment and training established by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). (Ord. No. 61-8, § 2; Ord. 89-4, §§ 1 and 2)

2.31.1 Adherence to standards for recruitment and training (P.C. § 13510(a)).

Pursuant to section 13510(a), Chapter 1, the Fairfield Police Department will adhere to adhere to standards for recruitment and training established by the California Commission on Peace Officer Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). (Ord. 89-4, § 2)

2.31.2 Adherence to standards for recruitment and training (P.C. § 13512).

Pursuant to section 13512, Chapter 1, the Commission and its representatives may make such inquiries as deemed appropriate by the Commission to ascertain that the Fairfield police department’s dispatcher personnel adhere to standards for selection and training established by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. (Ord. 89-4, § 2)

Article VIII. Police Reserve.

2.32 Created; appointment of members.

The Fairfield police reserve is hereby created. Reserve members shall be appointed by the city manager and shall be under the direction of the chief of police. (Ord. No. 68-27, § 1.)

2.33 Repealed by Ord. No. 74-4.

2.34 Eligibility requirements.

To be eligible to membership in the police reserve, each applicant must indicate his or her willingness to serve an average minimum number of hours per month, as prescribed by the chief of police, in the public service and where any member has failed to give such minimum hours of service, the chief of police shall inquire into the reasons therefor and unless satisfactory reason is given for such failure to render the minimum hours required, the chief of police may recommend to the city manager the dismissal of the members from the reserve. (Ord. No. 68-27, § 3.)

2.35 Qualifications.

The chief of police shall, by rule, prescribe the qualifications and standards by which applicants for membership in the police reserve shall be governed and persons possessing such qualifications and conforming to such standards may be recommended for appointment by the chief of police. (Ord. No. 68-27, § 7.)

2.36 Powers.

In the enforcement of the statutes defined in federal, state, county, and city codes, while acting under direction and control of the chief of police and in the performance of such other duties as may be designated by the chief of police, every duly authorized police reserve member shall be deemed to have all the powers of a peace officer. (Ord. No. 68-27, § 4.)

2.37 Duties.

Members shall perform only such public service as may be ordered by the chief of police and it shall be unlawful for any person to willfully resist, delay or obstruct any police reserve member in the discharge, or the attempt to discharge, any duties of his office. (Ord. No. 68-27, § 8.)

2.38 Benefits.

Members of the Fairfield police reserve, while acting in such a capacity, shall be entitled to those worker’s compensation benefits provided by the Worker’s Compensation Act of the state as well as all other benefits, privileges, and immunities provided by law. (Ord. No. 68-27, § 5.)

2.39 Uniform, badges, etc., prescribed by chief of police.

The uniform, badge, and equipment to be worn and carried by the police reserve members shall be prescribed by the chief of police. (Ord. No. 68-27, § 6.)

2.40 Dismissal; resignation.

The city manager, upon recommendation of the chief of police, may dismiss a member from the police reserve, without any hearing whatsoever, and each member shall have the right to resign from such reserve at any time. (Ord. No. 68-27, § 9.)

2.41 Rules and regulations promulgated by chief of police.

The chief of police is hereby authorized, directed and empowered to prepare and promulgate such rules and regulations and revisions and amendments thereof, as may be, in his discretion, necessary to carry out the express intent set forth by statutes. (Ord. No. 68-27, § 10.)

2.42 Impersonation of police reserve member prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to falsely impersonate or represent himself to be a member, or to wear, use, or possess, a badge used by the police reserve. (Ord. No. 68-27, § 11.)