Good afternoon Residents and Community,
Please feel free to come to the Council Office at anytime to review all Oaths of Office. Contact the office at 216-681-2310.
ORC 705.28 SAYS:
“Every officer of a municipal corporation and every employee holding a position upon an annual salary, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation, which shall be filed and kept in the office of the clerk of the municipal corporation, that he will:
(A) Support the constitution of the United States and of this state, and the charter and ordinances of the municipal corporation;
(B) Not be influenced by any consideration except that of merit and fitness in the appointment or discharge of employees;
(C) Not make or authorize the expenditure of public money otherwise than for adequate consideration and efficient service to the municipal corporation;
(D) Faithfully, in all other respects, discharge the duties of his position or office.”
EC CITY CHARTER SAYS:
Section 92 Oath of Office
“Every officer of the City shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe an oath OR affirmation, to be filed in the office of the Clerk of Council, that he will in all respects faithfully discharge the duties of his office.”
Legislation regarding Oath of Office was introduced in 2019 by former City Council President Joie N. Graham. At the second reading on January 7, 2020 which involved the new Council members, the legislation requiring all full-time employees to take the oath of office “did not pass”. The legislation will be re-introduced at a later date to include additional language and should support the ORC and City Charter.
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