Chapter 2.50


2.50.010    Establishment.

2.50.020    Membership.

2.50.030    Chairperson.

2.50.040    Repealed.

2.50.050    Meetings.

2.50.060    Reimbursement for expenses.

2.50.070    Authority and responsibilities.

2.50.080    Committees.

2.50.090    Annual report and work plan.

2.50.010 Establishment.

A community advisory commission (commission) is established by this chapter. The purpose of establishing the commission is to organize an effective means of gathering and communicating citizen concerns to the city council on an on-going basis. [Ord. 1165 § 2, 2000.]

2.50.020 Membership.

A. The commission shall consist of seven voting members selected from any sector of the city. All commissioners shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the city council.

B. All candidates for membership shall be registered voters in the city and shall not be a current officeholder. The commissioners should be representative of the community as a whole, as determined by the city council.

C. A community advisory commissioner shall serve no more than four, consecutive, two-year terms in office. If a commissioner has completed four terms, the commissioner is not eligible for reappointment to the community advisory commission until after one year has passed.

D. If a commissioner is appointed to a vacant seat and serves less than two years of the unexpired seat, the appointed commissioner shall be eligible to serve four additional two-year terms in addition to completing the term of the vacant seat the appointed commissioner fills.

E. Notwithstanding the term limits contained herein, if a commissioner’s term has expired or is expiring and there is an insufficient number of applicants to fill all vacant seats on the commission, the city council shall be entitled, in its discretion, to reappoint one or more commissioners who would otherwise be ineligible to reapply under subsection (C) of this section. Nothing in this section shall require a commissioner to accept reappointment. [Ord. 19-1463 § 3(A)(II), 2019; Ord. 18-1459 § 3, 2018; Ord. 15-1398 § 3, 2015; Ord. 08-1299 § 2, 2008; Ord. 04-1218 § 8, 2004; Ord. 02-1200 § 2, 2002; Ord. 02-1194 § 2, 2002; Ord. 1182 § 4, 2001; Ord. 1173 § 4, 2000; Ord. 1165 § 2, 2000.]

2.50.030 Chairperson.

There shall be a chairperson and vice-chairperson, which positions shall be filled pursuant to bylaws. The chairperson and vice-chairperson shall serve for a term of one year. A quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of four voting members. [Ord. 19-1463 § 3(A)(III), 2019; Ord. 18-1459 § 3, 2018; Ord. 11-1343 § 1, 2011; Ord. 04-1218 § 9, 2004; Ord. 1165 § 2, 2000.]

2.50.040 Executive board.

Repealed by Ord. 11-1343. [Ord. 04-1218 § 10, 2004; Ord. 1165 § 2, 2000.]

2.50.050 Meetings.

Meetings of the commission generally shall be conducted once each month at a city facility unless an alternate location is selected. Agendas shall be prepared by city staff and shall be properly posted and noticed as prescribed by law. The commission shall meet no less than 10 days during a calendar year. Commission members shall attend all meetings or notify staff if they are unable to attend. [Ord. 15-1398 § 3, 2015; Ord. 04-1218 § 11, 2004; Ord. 1165 § 2, 2000.]

2.50.060 Reimbursement for expenses.

A. A member of the community advisory commission shall not receive compensation for the performance of his or her duties, but shall be entitled to reimbursement for the actual and necessary expenses incurred by the member in the performance of his or her official duties for the city.

B. The city manager shall submit to the city council for its approval the classes and types of expenses which may be eligible for reimbursement. An item not on the approved list shall be approved before the expenditure is made to be eligible for reimbursement. Each item of reimbursement shall be approved by city manager.

C. In order to obtain reimbursement, a member shall submit evidence of the expenditure within 45 days of the date the expense was incurred. [Ord. 15-1398 § 3, 2015; Ord. 1165 § 2, 2000.]

2.50.070 Authority and responsibilities.

The commission shall have the following responsibilities:

A. Act as an advisory body to the city council on issues concerning the quality of life in the community, including parks, recreation and arts needs within the city;

B. Review community development block grant applications and make recommendations to the city council by:

1. Acting as an advisory body in carrying out the city’s community development block grant citizen participation process; and

2. Recommending to the city council adoption of the one-year action plan in accordance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations;

C. Serve as a liaison between the city and the public through the conduct of regularly scheduled community meetings to determine issues of concern and importance to the citizens and the city council;

D. Coordinate commission activities, reports or recommendations with other city boards or commissions where identified as appropriate by city staff or the city council;

E. Review and provide input to the city council regarding traffic issues that are of concern to the citizens;

F. On an annual basis, provide a report of the public’s issues and concerns to the city council. Public issues that are urgent should be expeditiously reported to the city council;

G. Recommend to the city council and the planning commission reasonable standards and policies for park and recreation facilities development, program criteria, facility usage, and related matters;

H. Review and make recommendations to the city council and planning commission on the design and plans of parks and recreation facilities;

I. Make recommendations to the city council and planning commission on the application of the city’s park land dedication ordinance;

J. Repealed by Ord. 15-1398.

K. Review the public facilities available for creative activities, and recommend additions, alterations, replacements or new facilities, where and when they are considered desirable;

L. Repealed by Ord. 15-1398.

M. Repealed by Ord. 15-1398.

N. Advise and, when requested, assist other city departments, commissions, committees and boards in matters which have a cultural or aesthetic effect upon the community; and

O. Perform such other duties as the city council may direct or which are ancillary to and consistent with the duties set forth herein. [Ord. 19-1463 § 3(A)(IV), 2019; Ord. 15-1398 § 3, 2015; Ord. 08-1299 § 3, 2008; Ord. 04-1218 § 12, 2004; Ord. 1165 § 2, 2000.]

2.50.080 Committees.

The commission may appoint committees. All committees shall be comprised of less than a quorum of the commission. Committees may be appointed for the purpose of studying and advising the commission on any subject within the commission purview of its members comprising less than a quorum of the commission to study and advise the commission on any subject within its purview. [Ord. 1165 § 2, 2000.]

2.50.090 Annual report and work plan.

No less than once each year, the commission shall submit to the city council a report of its activities, accomplishments, and attendance records of members. [Ord. 19-1463 § 3(A)(V), 2019; Ord. 18-1459 § 3, 2018; Ord. 15-1398 § 3, 2015; Ord. 04-1218 § 13, 2004; Ord. 1165 § 2, 2000.]