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  E.2.b.       
Meeting Date: 09/17/2019  
Submitted For: M. Renee Johnson
Contact: Nelda Bond, Executive Assistant to the City Manager

COUNCIL ACTION
Motion by Councilmember Marks with a second by Councilmember Quarles to approve as presented. Motion passes 6-0.
AGENDA ITEM:
Consider confirmation of the appointment of James E. Collier, Jr. by the Interim City Manager to the Civil Service Commission
BACKGROUND:
Sworn personnel of the City of DeSoto Police and Fire Services operate under the provisions of Chapter 143, State of Texas Local Government Code, which is commonly referred to as Civil Service.

The Civil Service Commission is comprised of three (3) City of DeSoto residents who are appointed by the City Manager for Two (2) three (3) year terms.  The aforesaid appointees are confirmed by an affirmative vote by the majority of the City Council.
FINDINGS:
Mr. Collier has thirty-eight years of experience in law enforcement.  The former Chief of Police in Maywood, Illinois, he retired as a Captain/Watch Commander of the Chicago Police Department after serving thirty-three years. Mr. Collier holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Chicago State University.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:
N/A
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends Council confirm the appointment of Mr. James E. Collier, Jr. by request of the Interim City Manager to serve a three (3) year term on the DeSoto Civil Service Commission, commencing on October 1, 2019 and ending September 30, 2022.
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