Excerpt: Charter of City of Chula Vista

Sec. 707. Improper Political Activity.

No elective or appointive officer or employee of the City of

Chula Vista, whether employed in the Classified or Unclassified

Service, shall:

(a) Directly or indirectly use, promise, threaten or

attempt to use any official influence in the aid of any partisan

political activity, or to affect the result of any election to

partisan or political office or upon any other corrupt condition

or consideration;

(b) Solicit or coerce from any other officer or employee of

the City of Chula Vista, any political assessment, subscription

or contribution;

(c) Use any office or position with the City in any

activity in support or opposition to any person running for the

City of Chula Vista Council or Mayor.

Nothing in this article shall be construed to prevent any

such officer or employee from becoming or continuing to be a

member of a political club or organization, or from attendance at

a political meeting, or from enjoying entire freedom from all

interference in casting their vote or from seeking or accepting

election or appointment to public office. Any willful violation

thereof or violation through culpable negligence shall be

sufficient grounds to authorize the discharge of an officer or


No person in the Classified Service, or seeking admission

thereto, shall be employed, promoted, demoted or discharged, or

in any way favored or discriminated against because of political

opinions or affiliations or because of race or religious belief,

except that no one shall be eligible to hold a position with this

City who advocates the overthrow of our form of government by

force or violence.