The Annapolis City Council's Rules Committee will vote on bills tonight that would give city department heads job security and require cab drivers to take drug tests.
The bill to protect department directors was proposed by Alderman Ellen O. Moyer, D-Ward 8. Most department heads can be dismissed by the mayor without cause; under Moyer's bill, department heads could be removed only for official misconduct, conviction of a crime or poor performance.
Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins opposes Moyer's proposal.
Alderman Wayne C. Turner, R-Ward 6, proposed testing cab drivers for drug use last year. Under the latest version of the bill, cab drivers would be able to decide when they will take the test. They also would be able tohave their private physicians administer the test.