SECTION 23. QUALIFICATIONS.
(1) An elective city officer shall be qualified elector under the state constitution and shall have resided in the city during the twelve months immediately before being elected or appointed to the office. In this subsection “city” means area inside the city limits at the time of the election or appointment.
(2) No person may be a candidate at a single election for more than one elective city office.
(3) An elective officer may be employed in a city position that is substantially volunteer in nature. Whether the position is so may be decided by the municipal court at the request of the council or in some other manner, whichever the council prescribes.
(4) Except as subsection (3) of this section provides to the contrary, the council is the final judge of the election and qualifications of its members.
(5) The qualifications of appointive officers of the city are whatever the council prescribes or authorizes.
SECTION 24. COMPENSATION.
The council shall prescribe the compensation of city officers. The council may prescribe a plan for reimbursing city personnel for expenses that they incur in serving the city.
SECTION 25. EMPLOYMENT STATUS.
All employees of the city serve at the discretion and pleasure of the city council. The city council shall prescribe rules for all personnel of the city. The city council may assign, as they see fit, supervisory functions to various city positions. All city employees are “at will”, subject to the rights of any collective bargaining agreement or specific contracts entered into by the council.
SECTION 26. OATH.
Before assuming city office, an officer shall take an oath or shall affirm that he or she will faithfully perform the duties of the office and support the constitution and laws of the United States and of the state of Oregon.