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Council changes rules on firing chief


Electric City quietly changed the rules Tuesday night that govern the process by which it could fire its fire chief.

The vote happened moments after Electric City’s fire chief told people waiting outside city hall during a closed session of the city council that a problem he’d had with the mayor had been ameliorated with a letter of reprimand instead of a dismissal.

The city council passed an ordinance that takes out a reference to state law that imposes an appeals process giving a fired civil service employee 10 days to demand an appeal before a commission.

The new ordinance amends Ele...

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