Chapter 2.70


2.70.010    Prohibition of employment.

2.70.020    Waiver of prohibition.

2.70.030    Criminal history.

2.70.040    Definitions.

2.70.010 Prohibition of employment.

No person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude within a 10-year period preceding his or her application for employment with the City shall be eligible for such employment except as provided herein. (Ord. CCO-96-01, 1996)

2.70.020 Waiver of prohibition.

Notwithstanding the prohibitions of MSMC 2.70.010, the City Council may approve the hiring of any such person upon a finding that either of the following conditions exist:

(A) Mitigating circumstances exist in which it is appropriate that the previous criminal conviction should be overlooked; or

(B) The previous criminal conviction is unrelated to the applicant’s proposed employment with the City. (Ord. CCO-96-01, 1996)

2.70.030 Criminal history.

The appropriate City officers are directed to obtain criminal history information from each person hereafter proposed for employment with the City. Every applicant for City employment shall provide a written authorization that such a history may be obtained. (Ord. CCO-96-01, 1996)

2.70.040 Definitions.

The following definitions shall apply to this chapter:

(A) “Moral turpitude” means a misdemeanor involving theft or other dishonesty, or any felony involving theft, dishonesty, or intentional harm to any person.

(B) “Application for employment” also includes an application by an existing City employee for a different City position.

(C) “Mitigating circumstances” include, but are not limited to:

(1) The length of time, since the conviction, in which the applicant has been law-abiding;

(2) The applicant’s work record since the conviction; or

(3) Other circumstances which would indicate that the applicant has been rehabilitated. (Ord. CCO-96-01, 1996)