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Indiana Code Title 36. Local Government § 36-3-5-2

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Sec. 2. (a) The executive shall appoint each of the executive's deputies and the director of each department of the consolidated city.  The executive's initial appointment of a deputy or director is subject to the approval of the city-county legislative body.  A deputy or director is appointed for a term of one (1) year and until a successor is appointed and qualified, but serves at the pleasure of the executive.

(b) When making an appointment under subsection (a) to fill an office that has been vacated, the executive shall submit the name of an appointee to an office to the legislative body for its approval not more than forty-five (45) days after the vacancy occurs.

(c) The executive may appoint an acting deputy or acting director whenever the incumbent is incapacitated or the office has been vacated.  An acting deputy or acting director has all the powers of the office.

(d) The executive shall appoint:

(1) a controller;

(2) two (2) deputy controllers, only one (1) of whom may be from the same political party as the executive;  and

(3) a corporation counsel;

each of whom serves at the pleasure of the executive.

(e) The corporation counsel and every attorney who is a city employee working for the corporation counsel must be a resident of the county and admitted to the practice of law in Indiana.

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