Chapter 2.12
COMMISSIONS

Sections:

2.12.010    Commissions established.

2.12.020    Duties and powers of the commissions.

2.12.030    Qualifications.

2.12.040    Terms of office.

2.12.050    Removal or vacancy.

2.12.060    Absence from meetings.

2.12.070    Meetings—Time and place.

2.12.080    Compensation.

2.12.090    Officers.

2.12.100    Rules of order.

2.12.110    Agendas.

2.12.120    Quorum.

2.12.130    Reports.

2.12.140    Committees of commissions.

2.12.010 Commissions established.

The following commissions and committees thereof are established with the numbers of members as indicated; provided, that the city council may, by resolution, change said number of members:

A.    Economic development commission consisting of five members;

B.    Public works commission consisting of five members;

C.    Recreation and cultural services commission consisting of five members; and

D.    Planning commission consisting of seven members. (Ord. 2006-05 § 1 (part), 2006)

2.12.020 Duties and powers of the commissions.

In addition to any duties, rights and powers imposed by state law, any duties, rights, powers and privileges provided by ordinance or resolution of the city council, each commission shall have the following specific duties and powers:

A.    The economic development commission shall be an advisory body to the city council regarding economic development in the city, downtown vitalization, and ways to encourage business to locate and remain in Marina.

B.    The public works commission shall act as an advisory body to the city council on matters pertaining to city parks, facilities and improvement of residential and commercial areas.

1.    Subcommittee: Traffic.

C.    The recreation and cultural services commission shall act as an advisory body to the city council in the provision of recreation, cultural and public arts programs including services to seniors and youth and the implementation of art in public places.

D.    The planning commission shall be an advisory body to the city council regarding the overall coordination of land use in the city and shall specifically perform those duties described in the ordinances and codes of the city.

1.    Subcommittees: Design review board and tree committee. (Ord. 2006-05 § 1 (part), 2006)

2.12.030 Qualifications.

A member of a commission shall be a qualified elector of the city and may not serve on two or more commissions simultaneously. Upon appointment to a second commission, the appointment to the first commission shall automatically terminate. (Ord. 2006-05 § 1 (part), 2006)

2.12.040 Terms of office.

Members of commissions shall be appointed by the city council for a term of two years except for the first appointment pursuant to this chapter in which case three members shall be appointed for two years and two members shall be appointed for one year except that members of the planning commission appointed previously shall serve until the expiration of that term. Once appointed, members shall serve until his or her successor is appointed. (Ord. 2006-05 § 1 (part), 2006)

2.12.050 Removal or vacancy.

A member of a commission may be removed at any time by a majority vote of the council with or without cause. A vacancy is filled in the same manner as the original appointment. A person appointed to fill a vacancy serves for the remainder of the unexpired term. (Ord. 2006-05 § 1 (part), 2006)

2.12.060 Absence from meetings.

If a member of a commission is absent without cause from three successive regular meetings of the commission, the office becomes vacant automatically. The commission shall immediately notify the city council of the vacancy. A member is not absent without cause if his or her absence is due to illness or unavoidable, and the member notifies the chair or secretary of the commission before the meeting that he or she will be absent and giving the reason for the absence. (Ord. 2006-05 § 1 (part), 2006)

2.12.070 Meetings—Time and place.

Each commission shall meet at least once a month and shall establish a time of such regular meeting. Meetings shall be held at the city of Marina Council Chambers, 211 Hillcrest Avenue, Marina, California. If the date of a regular meeting falls on a scheduled city holiday, the regular meeting will be held on the evening of the following workday at the established hour and place. Other meetings may be set by a commission as permitted under the Brown Act (Government Code Sections 54950 et seq.). (Ord. 2006-05 § 1 (part), 2006)

2.12.080 Compensation.

Members of the commissions shall not receive compensation for attendance at commission meetings. (Ord. 2006-05 § 1 (part), 2006)

2.12.090 Officers.

Each commission shall elect a chair and vice-chair from among its members who shall serve for a term of one year. Term of chair shall not exceed two successive years. The duties of the officers shall be as follows:

A.    Chair. The chair shall preside at all meetings of the commission, make appointments to any committees and shall perform all the duties necessary or incidental to the office.

B.    Vice-Chair. The vice-chair shall serve as chair in the absence or inability of the chair to serve. (Ord. 2006-05 § 1 (part), 2006)

2.12.100 Rules of order.

Each commission shall observe the rules of order prescribed for the city council. Any existing commission procedures not adopted by the city council are null and void. (Ord. 2006-05 § 1 (part), 2006)

2.12.110 Agendas.

City staff shall publish an agenda for each meeting as required under the Brown Act. (Ord. 2006-05 § 1 (part), 2006)

2.12.120 Quorum.

A majority of the members of a commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. (Ord. 2006-05 § 1 (part), 2006)

2.12.130 Reports.

A.    Minutes of each meeting of a commission shall be provided to the city council.

B.    An annual report to the city council shall be prepared and submitted by each commission by April 15th of each year. (Ord. 2006-05 § 1 (part), 2006)

2.12.140 Committees of commissions.

Any commission may, from time to time, from its membership form ad hoc committees to address specific issues. Standing committees shall be established and appointed by a majority vote of the city council upon a recommendation from a commission. (Ord. 2006-05 § 1 (part), 2006)