Come what may, his job needs to be restructured. Mr. Aisenstark wears two hats. He heads the Department of Legislative Reference, which drafts bills and conducts research, among other activities, for the City Council and mayor; and he serves as adviser to the ethics board. But according to the city charter, he reports to the Board of Legislative Reference, a body established in the charter but which appears not to have convened since Mr. Aisenstark was hired during the Schmoke administration. Only the board is vested with the power to hire or fire the legislative reference director "for incompetence or neglect of duties." The city code, rather than the charter, names the legislative services director as head of the ethics board, but it is unclear whether the Board of Legislative Reference is supposed to be supervising his performance in that role.