How does the city create a new board or commission?
- The City Council creates new organizations by passing a resolution.
- City staff prepares a request for Council approval that contains the following information:
- The name, purpose and total number and type of members of the organization.
- The city department or division that will assist the organization.
- The budget for the organization, if any.
- Reporting requirements and a date when a final report, if any, will be due.
- When the organization will cease to exist (sunset provision) if applicable.
- How the chairperson and other officers will be selected.
- Whether members will receive compensation or privileges.
- Any meeting attendance requirements to retain membership.
- Limitations on reappointment, if any.
- The appointments process to be followed: open appointments or other method.
- Who appoints or designates original and succeeding members.
- What special membership qualifications are necessary or desirable.
- Whether exemptions to the residency requirement are necessary.
- If a public hearing is required for prospective appointees.
- The term of office of each member, including the day, month and year the term expires.
- The Council resolution for the new organization must be approved at least thirty (30) days before any appointments can be made.
Last updated Oct 24, 2011