Chapter 2.24
COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES

Sections:

2.24.010    Term of office.

2.24.020    Manner of appointment.

2.24.030    Qualifications.

2.24.040    Serve without compensation.

2.24.050    Meetings.

2.24.060    Quorum.

2.24.070    Officers.

2.24.080    Parliamentary rules.

2.24.090    City planning commission.

2.24.100    City parklands committee.

2.24.110    City traffic safety committee.

2.24.120    City investment advisory committee.

2.24.010 Term of office.

Except as may be otherwise provided, the term of office of all members of any commission or committee shall be two years, or such period as the council may establish at the time each member is appointed, so long as such term does not exceed two years. If a vacancy occurs other than by expiration of a term, such vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term. (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 612 § 1, 1999; Ord. 529 § 2, 1991; Ord. 241 § 1, 1967; Ord. 10 § 1, 1940)

2.24.020 Manner of appointment.

The members of any commission or committee of the city shall be appointed by the mayor and approved by a majority vote of the council. Members shall serve at the pleasure of the city council and may be removed by a majority of the council. (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 529 § 2, 1991; Ord. 241 § 1, 1967; Ord. 192 § 1, 1960; Ord. 10 § 2, 1940)

2.24.030 Qualifications.

No person shall be eligible to be a member of any committee unless he or she is an elector and a resident of the city of Palos Verdes Estates. No person shall serve on more than one commission or committee at the same time. (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 529 § 2, 1991; Ord. 10 § 3, 1940)

2.24.040 Serve without compensation.

Each member shall serve without compensation. Any member shall receive reimbursement for actual expenditures made in the discharge of official duties provided the same is authorized by the city council. No member shall have the power to incur any obligation against the city for any purpose unless the same is specifically authorized by the city council. (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 529 § 2, 1991; Ord. 192 § 2, 1960; Ord. 10 § 4, 1940)

2.24.050 Meetings.

For each commission or committee, the city council shall establish regular meetings at a frequency, time and place to be fixed by resolution. Each commission and committee of the city shall call and conduct its meetings in compliance with the provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act, Title 5, Cal. Gov. Code Division 2, Part 1, Chapter 9 (Cal. Gov. Code § 54950 et seq.) and as such provisions may be amended from time to time. (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 529 § 2, 1991; Ord. 192 § 2, 1960; Ord. 10 § 4, 1940)

2.24.060 Quorum.

A quorum of the commission or committee shall consist of one member more than one-half the members. All action of a commission or committee requires a quorum to be present, except as to the adjournment of a meeting, or the fixing of a time and place for a meeting, which actions may be taken without the presence of a quorum. Any action must be concurred in by a majority of the members present at the time. (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 529 § 2, 1991; Ord. 306 § 1, 1975; Ord. 10 § 4, 1940)

2.24.070 Officers.

The mayor shall appoint a chair and vice-chair to each commission or committee. The officers shall be appointed to a term of one year. The chair shall preside at all meetings, and in the absence of the chair, the vice-chair shall preside. In the absence of both the chair and the vice-chair, the commission or committee shall choose a temporary chair. (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 659 § 1, 2004; Ord. 639 § 1, 2002; Ord. 622 § 1, 2001; Ord. 620 § 1, 1999; Ord. 529 § 2, 1991; Ord. 286 § 1, 1973; Ord. 10 § 4, 1940)

2.24.080 Parliamentary rules.

Ordinary rules of parliamentary practice shall govern the meetings of each commission or committee, except to the extent that they conflict with other applicable rules and regulations specifically governing the conduct of public meetings by bodies subject to the Brown Act. (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 529 § 2, 1991; Ord. 10 § 4, 1940)

2.24.090 City planning commission.

A. There is hereby created a city planning commission consisting of five members.

B. The city planning commission shall have and exercise all powers and duties granted to it by any provision or provisions of this code and shall further have the power to recommend to the city council or any officer or commission thereof plans and regulations to enhance the future growth, development, and beautification of the city. (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 529 § 2, 1991; Ord. 10 § 5, 1940)

2.24.100 City parklands committee.

A. There is created a city parklands committee consisting of five members of the public, who shall be appointed and serve in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.

B. The city parklands committee shall have the following powers and duties:

1. To act in an advisory capacity to the city council in all matters pertaining to parklands, grounds and landscaped portions of rights-of-way of the city, including all matters affecting policy, procedures, management and use of such public property;

2. At the request or direction of the city council, to initiate studies, investigations and surveys in the use or management of parklands and other public property, and to report its findings and recommendations to the city council;

3. To advise and assist the city council on any issue or matter pending before the city council which may affect parklands or other public property and which is referred to the parklands committee by the city council. (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 631 § 1, 2002; Ord. 625 § 1, 2000; Ord. 612 § 2, 1999; Ord. 604 § 1, 1996; Ord. 529 §§ 2, 28, 1991; Ord. 241 § 1, 1967; Ord. 10 § 6, 1940)

2.24.110 City traffic safety committee.

A. There is created a city traffic safety committee, consisting of five members of the public, who shall be appointed and serve in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.

B. The city traffic safety committee shall have the following powers and duties:

1. To act in an advisory capacity to the city council on matters of traffic safety, including all matters affecting policy and procedures related to traffic safety;

2. At the request or direction of the city council, to initiate studies, investigations and surveys on matters of traffic safety and report its findings and make recommendations to the city council; and

3. To advise and assist the city council on any issue or matter pending before the city council which relates to traffic matters and which is referred to the traffic safety committee by the city council. (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 631 § 2, 2001; Ord. 625, 2000; Ord. 610 §§ 1, 2, 1999; Ord. 448 § 2, 1987; Ord. 230 § 1, 1965)

2.24.120 City investment advisory committee.

A. There is created a city investment advisory committee to serve in accordance with the requirements of this chapter. The city investment advisory committee shall consist of the city treasurer; two members of the public that shall be appointed by the city council; and two ex officio nonvoting members who are (1) the city manager or city manager’s designee; and (2) an external auditor as selected by the mayor and approved by the council. Except for the city treasurer, members shall serve at the pleasure of the city council and may be removed by a majority of the council.

B. The city investment advisory committee shall have the following powers and duties:

1. To act in an advisory capacity to the city council in all matters of investments and banking, including all matters affecting policy and procedures related to investments and banking;

2. At the request or direction of the city council, to initiate studies, evaluations and reviews of matters of investment and banking and report its findings and make recommendations to the city council and city treasurer; and

3. To advise and assist the city council and city treasurer on any issue or matter pending before the city council or city treasurer which relates to investment and banking matters and which is referred to the investment policy advisory committee by the city council.

C. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the city treasurer shall serve as chair of the investment advisory committee. (Ord. 720 § 1, 2017)