9-10-16Governing body to work through city manager--Violation as misdemeanor--Removal from office.

Except for the purpose of inquiry the governing body and its members shall deal with the administrative service solely through the manager, and it is a Class 2 misdemeanor for any member of the governing body to give orders to any subordinate of the manager. Upon conviction of a violation of this section, the court in which such conviction is had may in its discretion enter an order removing the member of the governing body so convicted from his office.

Source: SL 1935, ch 158, § 7; SDC 1939, §§ 45.0908, 45.9902; SL 1981, ch 43, § 14.