Chapter 2.16


2.16.010  Park and Recreation Commission Created.

2.16.020  Terms of Office.

2.16.030  Commission Proceedings.

2.16.040  Powers and Duties of Park and Recreation Commission

2.16.050  Separation from State Provision.

2.16.010 Park and Recreation Commission Created.

There is created a Park and Recreation Commission hereinafter referred to as “commission,” in and for the City. The commission shall consist of five members, all of whom shall be appointed by the City Council. (Ord. 748 § 1, 1987; Ord. 740 § 1, 1986; Ord. 646 § 1, 1980; Ord. 553 § 1, 1976; Ord. 290 § 1, 1962)

2.16.020 Terms of Office.

Appointments shall be for the term of four years. If a vacancy occurs otherwise than by expiration of term, it shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired portion of the term. (Ord. 748 § 2, 1987; Ord. 740 § 2, 1986; Ord. 646 § 2, 1980; Ord. 553 § 2, 1976; Ord. 394 § 2, 1970; Ord. 290 § 2, 1962)

2.16.030 Commission Proceedings.

The commission shall elect a chairman from among its appointed members for the term of one year, and shall adopt rules and procedures for the transaction of its business. The commission shall, by resolution, provide for the time and place for holding regular meetings which shall be held at least monthly. Special meetings may be called by the chairman or by a majority of the members of the commission. All meetings of the commission shall be open to the public. The commission shall keep a record of its proceedings and of all resolutions, transactions, findings and determinations, all of which shall be public records. (Ord. 290 § 3, 1962)

2.16.040 Powers and Duties of Park and Recreation Commission

The commission shall perform the following duties and shall have the following powers:

A. Formulate plans for development of parks and recreation areas and facilities for the city.

B. Review all recommendations relative to parks and recreational activities within the city.

C. Grant or withhold permission for use of City recreational facilities, subject to the final determination of the Park and Recreation Commission.

D. Recommend to the Council such measures or action as it deems necessary or desirable regarding the recreational activities of the City and supervise and coordinate such recreational activities as the Council may direct.

E. Set up procedure for collection of nontax revenue from recreational facilities and/or activities. Such funds shall be deposited with the City Treasurer.

F. Draft and make recommendations on contracts and/or agreements relating to the procurement, development, improvement and use of recreational facilities, whether verbal or written, and submit the same for approval to the City Council.

G. Recommend to the City Council expenditures necessary or desired in the field of its work, which will be made only in accordance with established procedures of the City. (Ord. 786 § 1, 1989; Ord. 290 § 4, 1962)

2.16.050 Separation from State Provision.

The Recreation Commission established by this chapter is not intended to be and shall not coincide with the Board of Recreation Commissioners referred to in Chapter 4 of Division 12 of the Education Code of California, but shall be wholly independent thereof. (Ord. 290 § 5, 1962)