Councilor Lukes ponders change to hiring process for fire and police chiefs

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Proposal goes to City Council

WORCESTER —  Councilor-at-Large Konstantina B. Lukes is resurrecting an idea that City Manager Michael V. O’Brien brought up eight years ago — removing the police and fire chiefs from Civil Service.

Mrs. Lukes has filed an order for tonight’s City Council meeting asking the council to review the process for removing and exempting the two positions from Civil Service hiring requirements so the city’s chief executive would be free to appoint people who have compatible views and management styles.

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