Chapter 2.36


2.36.010    Created.

2.36.020    Purpose.

2.36.030    Membership.

2.36.040    Terms.

2.36.050    Forfeiture of office.

2.36.055    Quorum.

2.36.060    Organization.

2.36.065    Meetings.

2.36.070    Powers and duties.

2.36.080    Additional duties.

2.36.090    Ex officio member.

2.36.100    Secretary and minutes.

2.36.110    Compensation.

2.36.010 Created.

Pursuant to the authority vested in the council, there is created a human services commission consisting of five members. (Ord. 1574 § 1 (part), 1999; prior code § 11-4.01)

2.36.020 Purpose.

The human services commission shall be responsible for the development and utilization of human services within the city for the betterment of the community. (Ord. 1574 § 1 (part), 1999; prior code § 11-4.02)

2.36.030 Membership.

The human services commission shall consist of five members. The mayor and each councilmember shall have the right to nominate one member from the citizens at large, and such nominations shall be honored by ratification and confirmation by a majority vote of the membership of the council. Membership eligibility is established as follows:

Each appointee shall be a resident and a registered elector of the city for a period of one year immediately preceding appointment.

The composition of the commission shall reflect the ethnic makeup of the city as nearly as is possible.

Officials of the city shall not be eligible for appointment as members, except as may be provided in this chapter for ex officio officers. (Ord. 1574 § 1 (part), 1999; prior code § 11-4.03)

2.36.040 Terms.

A. The term of office for each human services commissioner shall be two years after the date of appointment or coterminus with the expiration of the actual tenure of the member of the council who nominated the commissioner, whichever occurs first. Commissioners may be reappointed.

B. Each commissioner shall serve at the pleasure of the council, and any commissioner may be removed from office with or without cause by a majority vote of the membership of the Council.

C. All commissioners shall serve until their respective successors are appointed and qualified.

D. If a vacancy shall occur, the vacancy shall be filled by nomination by the member of the council having the right of nomination and shall be for the remainder of the current unexpired term. (Ord. 1670 § 1, 2005; Ord. 1574 § 1 (part), 1999; Ord. 1548 § 2, 1998; prior code § 11-4.04)

2.36.050 Forfeiture of office.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, any human services commissioner (excepting nonvoting members) who absents himself from any three consecutive regular meetings of the human services commission or who is absent from a total of six regular meetings of the commission in any twelve month period shall thereby automatically forfeit his position or office as a member of the commission and the name of such person shall be automatically removed from the membership of the commission immediately after the adjournment of any such third consecutive regular meeting or of any such six regular meetings in any such twelve month period, as the case may be, at which such commissioner has not appeared.

The secretary of the commission shall thereupon promptly notify the council of such fact, whereupon the vacancy so created shall be filled by appointment as set forth in Section 2.36.030. (Ord. 1574 § 1 (part), 1999; prior code § 11-4.05)

2.36.055 Quorum.

Three voting members of the commission shall constitute a quorum of the commission for the transaction of business. (Ord. 1670 § 1, 2005)

2.36.060 Organization.

The human services commission shall develop its own bylaws which shall set forth the organization of the commission. (Ord. 1574 § 1 (part), 1999; prior code § 11-4.06)

2.36.065 Meetings.

The Human Services Commission shall meet regularly once per month at a time and place in the city to be determined by the commission. Meetings falling upon legal holidays of the city shall not be scheduled. (Ord. 1670 § 3, 2005)

2.36.070 Powers and duties.

The human services commission shall have the following duties:

A. To advise the council on all matters relating to social conditions within the city;

B. To assess and report to the council the social needs of the citizenry;

C. To advise the department of recreation and human services on policy and program direction for meeting such needs and making appropriate recommendations to the council in this regard;

D. To assist the council and the department of recreation and human services in developing and marshalling the human services necessary to accomplish the duties set forth in this section; and

E. To help generate citizen participation and input with respect to those issues affecting the community which have a social or human dimension. (Ord. 1574 § 1 (part), 1999; prior code § 11-4.07)

2.36.080 Additional duties.

The human services commission shall not be limited to those duties specifically set forth in this chapter but shall do all things necessary to identify the role and responsibility of the city in relation to social conditions, needs and aspirations within the city and to assist in the assumption of such role and the discharge of such responsibility by the city. In so doing, the commission shall work with and seek the cooperation of individuals and public and private entities in bringing to bear the human services of the community for such purposes.

Upon a request from the commission, city staff personnel may provide the commission with official information relating to commission responsibilities, which information is readily available and not exempt from disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Act of the state and the rulings of the city attorney. (Ord. 1574 § 1 (part), 1999; prior code § 11-4.08)

2.36.090 Ex officio member.

To aid and assist the human services commission in its deliberations, the director of recreation and human services, or his designated representative, shall serve as an ex officio member of the commission and shall have no voting power. (Ord. 1574 § 1 (part), 1999; prior code § 11-4.09)

2.36.100 Secretary and minutes.

A. The director of recreation and human services, or his designee, shall serve as secretary to the human services commission and to any of its committees, and accurate minutes of the activities of the commission shall be maintained by the secretary. Minutes shall include the following subject matter:

1. The time and place of each meeting of the commission;

2. The names of the commissioners present;

3. All official acts of the commission;

4. The votes given by the commissioners, except when the action is unanimous; and

5. A summary of all proceedings before the commission.

B. All minutes shall be reduced to writing and shall be presented to the commission at the earliest reasonable time for approval, amendment, or correction. The minutes, or true copies thereof, shall be open to public inspection. Copies of the minutes shall be furnished to the council, members of the commission, and any other public official requiring them. (Ord. 1574 § 1 (part), 1999; prior code § 11-4.10)

2.36.110 Compensation.

Members of the Human Services Commission shall be compensated in an amount as established by resolution of the Council. (Ord. 1670 § 4, 2005; Ord. 1574 § 1 (part), 1999; prior code § 11-4.11)