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Anti-nepotism policy could 'change the culture' at Burbank City Hall

May 14, 2011 |  2:59 pm

A new city policy could prohibit family members of City Council members and the city manager from being hired — a move that one civil service commissioner said would be a “step toward slowly changing the culture in Burbank.”

The draft policy, which is still being fine-tuned by the Civil Service Board, could also extend to department chiefs, although that provision has yet to find consensus.

Commissioners plan to send the draft nepotism policy to the City Council this summer.

The current policy is negotiated individually with the city’s employee labor organizations, but generally prohibits relatives from directly supervising relatives. Officials must also consider safety, security or morale issues that may arise out of hiring a family member.

Read the full story: Board working on nepotism policy

-- Gretchen Meier, Burbank Leader / Times Community News