CHAPTER 3
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

ARTICLE 1 - PLANNING COMMISSION

(Added by O-111; Amended by O-309; O-442; O-443; O-507; O-1150; O-1628; O-1704; O-1830; O-1897)

13.1.1 CREATED, COMPOSITION, COMPENSATION AND QUALIFICATIONS.

(Amended by O-761; O-1150; O-1326; O-1704; O-2447)

a)    There is hereby created a Planning Commission for the City, consisting of seven (7) members.

b)    The members of the Commission shall be electors of the City.

c)    Commencing August 1, 1966, the members of the Commission shall be paid in lieu of their ordinary and necessary expenditures directly connected with or pertaining to the duties imposed by Section 13.1.7. at the rate of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per meeting attended not to exceed four (4) meetings per calendar month. Such payment shall be made at the end of each calendar quarter.

13.1.2 APPOINTMENTS AND TERM OF MEMBERS.

(Amended by O-1057; O-1150; O-1897; O-2447; O-2946; O-2947)

The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. At the first meeting of the Commission in September, 1968, it shall classify each member in accordance with the length of his unexpired term so that: one shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1970; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1971; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1972; and two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1973. Upon the expiration of such terms all appointments and reappointments shall be for a period of four (4) years. No member shall be eligible for reappointment after serving two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms; provided, however, that members holding office on January 14, 1974 may be reappointed at the expiration of their term for not to exceed two (2) additional four (4) year terms and, provided further, that after a lapse of two (2) years, a former member may be reappointed to the Commission.

13.1.3 FILLING OF VACANCIES.

(Amended by O-1150)

If any vacancy shall occur in the membership of the Commission, other than by expiration of the term of office, it shall be filled by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council for the unexpired term of the vacated office.

13.1.4 REMOVAL OF MEMBERS.

(Amended by O-1150)

The members of the Commission may be removed from office by a vote of the majority of all the members of the City Council.

13.1.5 APPOINTMENT OF A CHAIRMAN.

(Amended by O-1057; O-1150)

At the first meeting of the Commission in every fiscal year, the members shall appoint one (1) of their number as Chairman who shall hold office for one (1) year and until his successor is appointed.

13.1.6 MEETINGS AND FAILURE TO ATTEND.

(Amended by O-507; O-1097; O-1150; O-1628; O-1830; O-3796)

a)    The Commission shall hold regular meetings at least once every month.

b)    If a member of the Commission does not attend two (2) consecutive regular meetings unless excused by the Commission, his membership thereon shall terminate automatically; and provided further, that a member will be deemed absent from a meeting unless he is present during at least two-thirds (2/3) of the time of the entire meeting.

13.1.7 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

(Amended by O-1150)

a)    The Commission shall hold hearings, make recommendations to the City Council and perform all duties required by law.

b)    The Commission may investigate, hold hearings on and make recommendations to the City Council on any matters concerning the use and development of land in the City.

c)    The Commission shall advise the Council on any matters concerning the use and development of land in the City when so requested by the City Council.

d)    The Commission shall make an annual report to the City Council of its activities for the previous year and shall make such other reports as it shall deem necessary or proper.

13.1.8 RULES AND REGULATIONS.

(Amended by O-1150)

The Commission shall establish such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its government and for the faithful performance of its duties.

ARTICLE 2 - PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSION

(Added by O-454; Amended by O-458; O-614; O-786; O-1034; O-1097; O-1628; O-1830)

13.2.1 CREATED, COMPOSITION, COMPENSATION AND QUALIFICATIONS.

(Amended by O-1326; O-2447; O-3410; O-3687)

a)    There is hereby created a Parks and Recreation Commission for the City, consisting temporarily of eleven (11) members, due to the consolidation of the Community Services Commission with the Parks and Recreation Commission.

b)    The expanded number of commissioners will gradually reduce over time as commissioners’ terms expire and those commissioners are not eligible for reappointment.

c)    The Parks and Recreation Commission shall return to its statutory seven (7) members as commissioners leave due to attrition.

d)    The members of the Commission shall be electors of the City.

e)    Commencing January 1, 1995, the members of the Commission shall be paid, in lieu of their ordinary and necessary expenses directly connected with or pertaining to the duties imposed by Section 13.2.7, at the rate of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per meeting attended, but not to exceed Thirty Dollars ($30.00) per calendar quarter. Such payment shall be made at the end of each calendar quarter.

13.2.2 APPOINTMENTS AND TERM OF MEMBERS.

(Amended by O-2447; O-2946; O-2947; O-3687)

The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. At the first meeting of the newly reconstituted Commission, it shall classify each member in accordance with the length of the member’s unexpired term, so that: three shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 2007; three shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 2008; four shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 2009; and two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 2010. Upon the expiration of such terms all appointments and reappointments shall be for a period of four (4) years. Provided, however, no member shall be eligible for reappointment after serving two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms. Provided further, that after a lapse of two (2) years, a former member may be reappointed to the Commission.

In the event that a vacancy other than by reason of an expired term of a Commissioner who is eligible for reappointment, prior to January 15, 2010, that vacancy shall not be filled unless there are six or fewer remaining members.

13.2.3 FILLING OF VACANCIES.

If any vacancy shall occur in the membership of the Commission, other than by expiration of the term of office, it shall be filled by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council for the unexpired term of the vacated office.

13.2.4 REMOVAL OF MEMBERS.

The members of the Commission may be removed from office by a vote of the majority of all the members of the City Council.

13.2.5 APPOINTMENT OF A CHAIRMAN.

At the first meeting of the Commission and at the first meeting of the Commission in every fiscal year, thereafter, the members shall appoint one (1) of their number as Chairman who shall hold office for one (1) year and until his successor is appointed.

13.2.6 MEETINGS AND FAILURE TO ATTEND.

(Amended by O-1097; O-1628; O-1830; O-3796)

a)    The Commission shall hold regular meetings at least once every month.

b)    If a member of the Commission does not attend two (2) consecutive regular meetings unless excused by the Commission, his membership thereon shall terminate automatically; and provided further, that a member will be deemed absent from a meeting unless he is present during at least two-thirds (2/3) of the time of the entire meeting.

13.2.7 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

(Amended by O-2433; O-3687)

a)    The Commission may make recommendations to the City Council on:

1)    The acquisition of land, buildings, equipment and facilities for park and public recreation purposes:

2)    The improvement of the operation and administration of the park and public recreation program, specifically including:

A)    The conduct of recreation programs for Adults, Senior Citizens and Youth;

B)    The policies governing the park and recreation uses of public lands;

C)    Park and recreation capital improvements priorities;

b)    The Commission shall advise the City Council on any matters concerning parks and public recreation when so requested by the Council.

c)    The Commission may make recommendations to the City Council on matters concerning the services and human resources of the community including, but not limited to, the area of consumer affairs, personal health, and community manpower.

d)    The Commission shall advise the City Council in any human resource or community service matters when so requested by the City Council. As appropriate, before making such recommendations or rendering such advice, it shall seek input from the Torrance Youth Council and the Torrance Commission on Aging prior to reaching a final determination.

e)    The Commission shall make an annual report to the City Council of its activities for the previous year and shall make such other reports as it deems necessary or proper.

13.2.8 RULES AND REGULATIONS.

The Commission shall establish such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its government and for the faithful performance of its duties.

ARTICLE 3 - LIBRARY COMMISSION

(Added by O-935; Amended by O-1035; O-1097; O-1628; O-1830)

13.3.1 CREATED, COMPOSITION, COMPENSATION AND QUALIFICATIONS.

(Amended by O-935; O-1326; O-1897; O-2447; O-3410)

a)    There is hereby created a Library Commission for the City, consisting of seven (7) members.

b)    The members of the Commission shall be electors of the City.

c)    Commencing January 1, 1995, the members of the Commission shall be paid, in lieu of their ordinary and necessary expenses directly connected with or pertaining to the duties imposed by Section 13.3.7, at the rate of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per meeting attended, but not to exceed the sum of Thirty Dollars ($30.00) per calendar quarter. Such payment shall be made at the end of each calendar quarter.

13.3.2 APPOINTMENTS AND TERM OF MEMBERS.

(Amended by O-935; O-1035; O-1897; O-2447; O-2946; O-2947)

The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. At the first meeting of the Commission after the appointment of seven (7) members, it shall classify each member in accordance with the length of his unexpired term so that: one shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1970; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1971; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1972; and two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1973. Upon the expiration of such term all appointments and reappointments shall be for a period of four (4) years. No member shall be eligible for reappointment after serving two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms; provided, however, that members holding office on January 14, 1974 may be reappointed at the expiration of their term for not to exceed two (2) additional four (4) year terms and, provided further, that after a lapse of two (2) years, a former member may be reappointed to the Commission.

13.3.3 FILLING OF VACANCIES.

If any vacancy shall occur in the membership of the Commission, other than by expiration of the term of office, it shall be filled by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council for the unexpired term of the vacated office.

13.3.4 REMOVAL OF MEMBERS.

The members of the Commission may be removed from office by a vote of the majority of all the members of the City Council.

13.3.5 APPOINTMENT OF A CHAIRMAN.

At the first meeting of the Commission and at the first meeting in every fiscal year, thereafter, the members shall appoint one of their number as Chairman who shall hold office for one year and until his successor is appointed.

13.3.6 MEETINGS AND FAILURE TO ATTEND.

(Amended by O-1097; O-1628; O-1830; O-3796)

a)    The Commission shall hold regular meetings at least once every month.

b)    If a member of the Commission does not attend two (2) consecutive regular meetings unless excused by the Commission, his membership thereon shall terminate automatically; and provided further, that a member will be deemed absent from a meeting unless he is present during at least two-thirds (2/3) of the time of the entire meeting.

13.3.7 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

a)    The Commission may make recommendations to the City Council on 1) the acquisition of land, buildings, equipment and facilities for public library purposes; 2) the improvement of the operation and administration of the library; 3) any other matters concerning public libraries.

b)    The Commission shall make an annual report to the City Council of its activities for the previous year and shall make such other reports as it may deem necessary or proper.

c)    The Commission shall advise the City Council on any matters concerning public libraries when so requested by the Council.

13.3.8 RULES AND REGULATIONS.

The Commission shall establish such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its government and for the faithful performance of its duties.

ARTICLE 4 - AIRPORT COMMISSION

(Added by O-731; Amended by O-990; O-1030; O-1097; O-1157; O-1595; O-1628; O-1704; O-1830; O-1897)

13.4.1 CREATED, COMPOSITION, COMPENSATION AND QUALIFICATIONS.

(Amended by O-1326; O-1704; O-2447; O-3410)

a)    There is hereby created an Airport Commission for the City, consisting of seven (7) members.

b)    The members of the Commission shall be electors of the City.

c)    Commencing January 1, 1995, the members of the Commission shall be paid, in lieu of their ordinary and necessary expenses directly connected with or pertaining to the duties imposed by Section 13.4.7, at the rate of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per meeting attended, but not to exceed the sum of Thirty Dollars ($30.00) per calendar quarter. Such payment shall be made at the end of each calendar quarter.

13.4.2 APPOINTMENTS AND TERM OF MEMBERS.

(Amended by O-1595; O-1897; O-2447; O-2946; O-2947)

The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. At the first meeting of the Commission in September, 1968, it shall classify each member in accordance with the length of his unexpired term so that: one shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1970; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1971; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1972; and two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1973. Upon the expiration of such terms all appointments and reappointments shall be for a period of four (4) years. No member shall be eligible for reappointment after serving two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms; provided, however, that members holding office on January 14, 1974 may be reappointed at the expiration of their term for not to exceed two (2) additional four (4) year terms and, provided further, that after a lapse of two (2) years, a former member may be reappointed to the Commission.

13.4.3 FILLING OF VACANCIES.

If any vacancy shall occur in the membership of the Commission, it shall be filled by appointment in the manner provided for in Section 13.4.2.

13.4.4 REMOVAL OF MEMBERS.

The members of the Commission may be removed from office by a vote of the majority of the members of the City Council.

13.4.5 APPOINTMENT OF A CHAIRMAN.

At the first meeting of the Commission in every fiscal year, the members shall appoint one of their number as Chairman who shall hold office for one (1) year and until his successor is appointed.

13.4.6 MEETINGS AND FAILURE TO ATTEND.

(Amended by O-1097; O-1157; O-1628; O-1830; O-3796)

a)    The Commission shall hold regular meetings at least once every month.

b)    If a member of the Commission does not attend two (2) consecutive regular meetings unless excused by the Commission, his membership thereon shall terminate automatically; and provided further, that a member will be deemed absent from a meeting unless he is present during at least two-thirds (2/3) of the time of the entire meeting.

13.4.7 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

(Amended by O-3167)

a)    The Commission may make recommendations to the City Council on:

1)    The acquisition, construction, location and financing of land, buildings, equipment and facilities for public airport purposes;

2)    The leasing of public airport land for fixed base operations and other aeronautical purposes;

3)    The operation and administration of the airport.

b)    The Commission shall address all airport noise-related issues and shall advise the City Council on noise mitigation measures.

c)    The Commission shall make an annual report to the City Council of its activities for the previous year and shall make such other reports as it may deem necessary or proper.

d)    The Commission shall advise the City Council on any matters concerning the public airport when so requested by the Council.

13.4.8 RULES AND REGULATIONS.

The Commission shall establish such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its government and for the faithful performance of its duties.

ARTICLE 5 - WATER COMMISSION

(Added by O-1008; Amended by O-1097; O-1628; O-1830; O-1897)

13.5.1 CREATED, COMPOSITION, COMPENSATION AND QUALIFICATIONS.

(Amended by O-1326; O-1897; O-2447; O-3410)

a)    There is hereby created a Water Commission for the City, consisting of seven (7) members.

b)    The members of the Commission shall be electors of the City.

c)    Commencing January 1, 1995, the members of the Commission shall be paid, in lieu of their ordinary and necessary expenses directly connected with or pertaining to the duties imposed by Section 13.5.7, at the rate of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per meeting attended, but not to exceed the sum of Thirty Dollars ($30.00) per calendar quarter. Such payment shall be made at the end of each calendar quarter.

13.5.2 APPOINTMENT AND TERM OF MEMBERS.

(Amended by O-1897; O-2447; O-2946; O-2947)

The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. At the first meeting of the Commission, after the appointment of seven (7) members, it shall classify each member in accordance with the length of his unexpired term so that: one shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1970; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1971; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1972; and two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1973. Upon the expiration of such terms all appointments and reappointments shall be for a period of four (4) years. No member shall be eligible for reappointment after serving two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms; provided, however, that members holding office on January 4, 1974 may be reappointed at the expiration of their term for not to exceed two (2) additional four (4) year terms and, provided further, that after a lapse of two (2) years, a former member may be reappointed to the Commission.

13.5.3 FILLING OF VACANCIES.

If any vacancy shall occur in the membership of the Commission, other than by expiration of the term of office, it shall be filled by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council for the unexpired term of the vacated office.

13.5.4 REMOVAL OF MEMBERS.

The members of the Commission may be removed from office by a vote of the majority of all the members of the City Council.

13.5.5 APPOINTMENT OF A CHAIRMAN.

At the first meeting of the Commission and the first meeting of the Commission in every fiscal year, thereafter, the members shall appoint one (1) of their number as Chairman who shall hold office for one (1) year and until his successor is appointed.

13.5.6 MEETINGS AND FAILURE TO ATTEND.

(Amended by O-1097; O-1628; O-1830; O-3796)

a)    The Commission shall hold regular meetings at least once every month.

b)    If a member of the Commission does not attend two (2) consecutive regular meetings unless excused by the Commission, his membership thereon shall terminate automatically; and provided further, that a member will be deemed absent from a meeting unless he is present during at least two-thirds (2/3) of the time of the entire meeting.

13.5.7 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

a)    The Commission may make recommendations to the City Council on 1) plans for expansion of the City’s water service facilities; 2) the acquisition of land, lines, buildings, reservoirs, equipment and facilities by the City for water service purposes; 3) the procurement of an adequate supply of water; and 4) any other matters concerning water service in the City.

b)    The Commission shall make an annual report to the City Council of its activities for the previous year and shall make such other reports as it may deem necessary or proper.

c)    The Commission shall advise the City Council on any matters concerning water service when so requested by the Council.

13.5.8 RULES AND REGULATIONS.

The Commission shall establish such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its government and for the faithful performance of its duties.

ARTICLE 9 - TRAFFIC COMMISSION

(Added by O-1140; Amended by O-1477; O-1628; O-1741; O-1830; O-1897; O-2065; O-2185)

13.9.1 CREATED, COMPOSITION, COMPENSATION AND QUALIFICATIONS.

(Amended by O-2447; O-3410)

a)    There is hereby created a Traffic Commission of the City, consisting of seven (7) members.

b)    The members of the Commission shall be electors of the City.

c)    Commencing January 1, 1995, the members of the Commission shall be paid, in lieu of their ordinary and necessary expenses directly connected with or pertaining to the duties imposed by Section 13.9.7, at the rate of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per meeting attended, but not to exceed the sum of Thirty Dollars ($30.00) per calendar quarter. Such payment shall be made at the end of each calendar quarter.

13.9.2 APPOINTMENTS AND TERM OF MEMBERS.

(Amended by O-1741; O-2447; O-2946; O-2947)

The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. At the first meeting of the Commission, it shall classify each member so that: one shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1972; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1973; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1974; and two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1975. Upon the expiration of such terms all appointments and reappointments shall be for a period of four (4) years. No member shall be eligible for reappointment after serving two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms; provided, however, that members holding office on January 14, 1974 may be reappointed at the expiration of their term for not to exceed two (2) additional four (4) year terms and, provided further, that after a lapse of two years, a former member may be reappointed to the Commission.

13.9.3 FILLING OF VACANCIES.

If any vacancy shall occur in the membership of the Commission, it shall be filled by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council for the unexpired term of the vacated office.

13.9.4 REMOVAL OF MEMBERS.

The members of the Commission may be removed from office by a vote of the majority of all the members of the City Council.

13.9.5 APPOINTMENT OF A CHAIRMAN.

At the first meeting of the Commission in every fiscal year, the members shall appoint one (1) of their number as Chairman who shall hold office for one (1) year and until his successor is appointed.

13.9.6 MEETINGS AND FAILURE TO ATTEND.

(Amended by O-1830; O-3796)

a)    The Commission shall hold regular meetings at least once every month.

b)    If a member of the Commission does not attend two (2) consecutive regular meetings unless excused by the Commission, his membership thereon shall terminate automatically; and provided further, that a member will be deemed absent from a meeting unless he is present during at least two-thirds (2/3) of the time of the entire meeting.

13.9.7 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

a)    The primary function of the Commission is to make recommendations on street and traffic improvements to the City Council regarding the safe and efficient movement of people and goods within the City of Torrance.

b)    Upon request of the City Council, the Commission shall hold hearings and make recommendations to the City Council on the following matters:

1)    The Capital Improvement Program for Street Improvements and installation of traffic signals and associated priorities.

2)    Proposed assessment districts for local street improvements and street lighting districts.

3)    Additions and deletions to the Select Street System.

4)    Proposed freeway and State highway routes.

5)    Vacation of streets and alleys.

6)    One-way streets and alleys.

7)    Bus and mass transit routes.

8)    Prima facie speed limits.

9)    Transit and local truck routes.

10)    Taxi cab franchises and loading zones.

11)    Installation and removal of parking meters.

12)    The placement and removal of crossing guards.

13)    Parade, searchlight, construction and excavation permit.

14)    Construction barricades and detours.

15)    Any other matters affecting traffic.

c)    Upon request of the Planning Commission, the Traffic Commission shall make recommendations on the Master Plan of Streets, traffic control in proposed developments, and future streets and highways, including but not limited to the location, width, financing and construction thereof.

d)    Upon request of the City Council, the Commission shall review and advise the Council on any proposed changes in Council policy regarding street improvements (i.e. make-up paving, street lights, utility franchises, etc).

e)    The Commission may investigate and make recommendations to the City Council on appeals from decisions by the Traffic and Lighting Department regarding:

1)    Erection and placement of YIELD and STOP signs.

2)    Closures and openings of service roads.

3)    Erection and placement of restricted TURN and NO PARKING signs.

4)    Installation of crosswalks and pavement markings.

5)    Installation of mail deposit, passenger and bus loading zones.

f)    Upon request of the City Council, the Commission shall advise the Council on allocations of State, County and City funds for the acquisition of rights-of-way and the construction and improvement of the Select System of Streets.

1)    Improvement of existing streets and highways, including but not limited to the financing and construction thereof.

2)    Integration of the pattern and traffic flow of streets and highways in Torrance with streets and highways located in other cities in the area.

3)    Integration of the City’s streets and highways program with the programs of the State and County.

h)    The Commission may participate in programs of the National Safety Council relating to vehicular and pedestrian safety.

i)    The Commission shall advise the Council on any matters concerning streets and highways when so requested by the City Council.

j)    The Commission shall make an annual report to the City Council on its activities for the previous year and shall make such other reports as it shall deem necessary or proper.

13.9.8 RULES AND REGULATIONS.

The Commission shall establish such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its government and for the faithful performance of its duties.

ARTICLE 10 - CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

(Added by O-326; Amended by O-329; O-998; O-1564; O-1704; O-1628; O-1830; O-1985; O-1994)

13.10.1 CREATED, COMPOSITION, COMPENSATION AND QUALIFICATIONS.

(Amended by O-1704; O-2447; O-3281)

a)    There is hereby created a Civil Service Commission for the City, consisting of seven (7) members.

b)    The members of the Commission shall be electors of the City.

c)    Commencing August 1, 1989, the members of the Commission shall be paid in lieu of their ordinary and necessary expenditures at the rate of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per meeting attended not to exceed four (4) meetings per calendar month. Such payment shall be made at the end of each calendar quarter.

13.10.2 APPOINTMENTS AND TERM OF MEMBERS.

(Amended by O-1564; O-1985; O-2447; O-2946; O-2947)

The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. At the first meeting of the Commission in July, 1969, it shall classify each member in accordance with the length of his unexpired term so that: one shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1970; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1971; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1972; and two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1973. Upon the expiration of such terms all appointments and reappointments shall be for a period of four (4) years. No member shall be eligible for reappointment after serving two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms; provided, however, that members holding office on January 14, 1974 may be reappointed at the expiration of their term for not to exceed two (2) additional four (4) year terms and, provided further, that after a lapse of two (2) years, a former member may be reappointed to the Commission.

13.10.3 FILLING OF VACANCIES.

If any vacancy shall occur in the membership of the Commission, it shall be filled by appointment in the manner provided in Sec. 13.10.2.

13.10.4 REMOVAL OF MEMBERS.

The members of the Commission may be removed from office by a vote of the majority of all the members of the City Council.

13.10.5 APPOINTMENT OF A CHAIRMAN.

At the first meeting of the Commission in every fiscal year, the members shall appoint one (1) of their number as Chairman who shall hold office for one (1) year and until his successor is appointed.

13.10.6 MEETINGS AND FAILURE TO ATTEND.

(Amended by O-1628; O-1830; O-3796)

a)    The Commission shall hold regular meetings at least once every month.

b)    If a member of the Commission does not attend two (2) consecutive regular meetings unless excused by the Commission, his membership thereon shall terminate automatically; and provided further, that a member will be deemed absent from a meeting unless he is present during at least two-thirds (2/3) of the time of the entire meeting.

13.10.7 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

a)    The commission shall hold hearings, make recommendations to the City Council and perform all duties required by law to be performed by the Commission, the Civil Service Board, the Personnel Board, the Board of Review or the Trial Board.

b)    The Commission may make recommendations to the City Council on any matters concerning personnel.

c)    The Commission shall advise the Council on any matters concerning personnel when so requested by the City Council.

d)    The Commission shall make an annual report to the City Council of its activities for the previous year and shall make such other reports as it shall deem necessary or proper.

13.10.8 RULES AND REGULATIONS.

The Commission shall establish such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its government and for the faithful performance of its duties.

ARTICLE 11 - PARKING PLACE COMMISSION

(Added by O-1645; Amended by O-1830)

13.11.1 CREATED, COMPOSITION, COMPENSATION AND QUALIFICATIONS.

(Amended by 02447)

a)    There is hereby created a Commission of the City, consisting of three (3) members, to be known as the Parking Place Commission.

b)    The members of the Commission shall be electors of the City.

c)    The members of the Commission shall be paid their ordinary and necessary expenses.

13.11.2 APPOINTMENTS AND TERM OF MEMBERS.

(Amended by O-2447; O-2675)

a)    The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval of the City Council.

b)    Members of the City Council may be appointed to the Commission; provided, however, that the number of Councilmen so appointed shall not exceed two (2).

c)    At the first meeting of the Commission, it shall classify its members by lot so that: one shall serve for a term to expire January 15, 1967; one shall serve for a term to expire January 15, 1968; one shall serve for a term to expire January 15, 1969. Upon expiration of terms, all appointments and reappointments shall be for a period of three (3) years or until a successor is appointed. No appointee shall serve for more than eight (8) years.

13.11.3 FILLING OF VACANCIES.

If any vacancy shall occur in the membership of the Commission, other than by expiration of the term of office, it shall be filled by appointment in the manner provided in Sec. 13.11.2.

13.11.4 REMOVAL OF MEMBERS.

The members of the Commission may be removed from office by a vote of the majority of all the members of the City Council.

13.11.5 APPOINTMENT OF A CHAIRMAN.

At the first meeting of the Commission and at the first meeting of the Commission in every fiscal year, thereafter, the members shall appoint one (1) of their number as Chairman who shall hold office for one (1) year and until his successor is appointed.

13.11.6 MEETINGS AND BYLAWS.

(Amended by O-1830; O-2675)

a)    The Commission shall hold regular meetings annually and special meetings at such other times as the duties of the Commission may require.

b)    The Commission may establish such rules, procedures, and regulations as it deems necessary for its government and for the faithful performance of its duties.

13.11.7 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

a)    The Commission shall have all of the powers and duties of parking place commissioners authorized under Part 1 (Vehicle Parking District Law of 1943), Division 18 of the State Streets and Highways Code.

b)    The Commission may make recommendations to the City Council on any matters involving any parking lots acquired pursuant to said law.

c)    The Commission shall advise the Council on any matters involving off-street parking for such lots when so requested by the City Council.

d)    The Commission shall make an annual report to the City Council of its activities for the previous year and shall make such other reports as it shall deem necessary or proper.

13.11.8 RULES AND REGULATIONS.

The Commission shall establish such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its government and for the faithful performance of its duties.

ARTICLE 15 - CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION

(Added by O-2408)

13.15.1 CREATED, COMPOSITION, COMPENSATION AND QUALIFICATIONS.

(Amended by O-2447; O-3410; O-3414)

a)    There is hereby created a Cultural Arts Commission for the City, consisting of seven (7) members.

b)    The members of the Commission shall be electors of the City.

c)    Commencing January 1, 1995, the members of the Commission shall be paid, in lieu of the ordinary and necessary expenses directly connected with or pertaining to the duties imposed by Section 13.15.7, at the rate of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per meeting attended, but not to exceed Thirty Dollars ($30.00) per calendar quarter. Such payment shall be made at the end of each calendar quarter.

13.15.2 APPOINTMENT AND TERM OF MEMBERS.

(Amended by O-2447; O-2946; O-2947)

The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. At the first meeting of the Commission it shall classify each member in accordance with the length of his unexpired term so that: one shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1975; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1976; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1977, and two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1978. Upon the expiration of such terms, all appointments and reappointments shall be for a period of four (4) years. No member shall be eligible for reappointment after serving two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms; provided, however, that members holding office on January 14, 1974 may be reappointed at the expiration of their term for not to exceed two (2) additional four (4) year terms and, provided further, that after a lapse of two (2) years, a former member may be reappointed to the Commission.

13.15.3 FILLING OF VACANCIES.

If any vacancy shall occur in the membership of the Commission other than by expiration of the term of office, it shall be filled by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council for the unexpired term of the vacated office.

13.15.4 REMOVAL OF MEMBERS.

The members of the Commission may be removed from office by a vote of the majority of all the members of the City Council.

13.15.5 APPOINTMENT OF A CHAIRMAN.

At the first meeting of the Commission in every fiscal year, the members shall appoint one (1) of their number as Chairman who shall hold office for one (1) year and until his successor is appointed.

13.15.6 MEETINGS AND FAILURE TO ATTEND.

(Amended by O-3796)

a)    The Commission shall hold regular meetings at least once every month.

b)    If a member of the Commission does not attend two (2) consecutive regular meetings unless excused by the Commission, his membership thereon shall terminate automatically; and provided further, that a member will be deemed absent from a meeting unless he is present during at least two-thirds (2/3) of the time of the entire meeting.

13.15.7 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

(Amended by O-3414)

a)    The Commission shall perform any duties assigned to it by other provisions of this Code.

b)    The Commission may make recommendations to the City Council on matters concerning cultural and fine arts within the community; including, but not limited to, the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

c)    The Commission shall advise the City Council in any cultural or fine arts matters when so requested by the City Council. As appropriate, before making such recommendations or rendering such advise, it shall seek input from the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation, or other community-based arts organizations prior to reaching a final determination.

d)    The Commission shall make an annual report to the City Council of its activities for the previous year and shall make such other reports as it may deem necessary or proper.

13.15.8 RULES AND REGULATIONS.

The Commission shall establish such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its government and for the faithful performance of its duties.

ARTICLE 16 - ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION COMMISSION

13.16.1 CREATED, COMPOSITION, COMPENSATION AND QUALIFICATIONS.

(Amended by O-2447; O-2958; O-3410)

a)    There is hereby created an Environmental Quality and Energy Conservation Commission for the City, consisting of seven (7) members.

b)    The members of the Commission shall be electors of the City.

c)    Commencing January 1, 1995, the members of the Commission shall be paid, in lieu of their ordinary and necessary expenses directly connected with or pertaining to the duties imposed by Section 13.16.7, at the rate of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per meeting attended, but not to exceed the sum of Thirty Dollars ($30.00) per calendar quarter. Such payment shall be made at the end of each calendar quarter.

13.16.2 APPOINTMENT AND TERM OF MEMBERS.

(Amended by O-2447; O-2946; O-2947)

The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. At the first meeting of the Commission it shall classify each member in accordance with the length of his unexpired term so that: one shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1975; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1976; two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1977, and two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1978. Upon the expiration of such terms, all appointments and reappointments shall be for a period of four (4) years. No member shall be eligible for reappointment after serving two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms; provided, however, that members holding office on January 14, 1974 may be reappointed at the expiration of their term for not to exceed two (2) additional four (4) year terms and, provided further, that after a lapse of two (2) years, a former member may be reappointed to the Commission.

13.16.3 FILLING OF VACANCIES.

If any vacancies shall occur in the membership of the Commission other than by expiration of the term of office, it shall be filled by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council for the unexpired term of the vacated office.

13.16.4 REMOVAL OF MEMBERS.

The members of the Commission may be removed from office by a vote of the majority of all the members of the City Council.

13.16.5 APPOINTMENT OF A CHAIRMAN.

At the first meeting of the Commission in every fiscal year, the members shall appoint one of their number as Chairman who shall hold office for one (1) year and until his successor is appointed.

13.16.6 MEETINGS AND FAILURE TO ATTEND.

(Amended by O-3796)

a)    The Commission shall hold regular meetings at least once every month.

b)    If a member of the Commission does not attend two (2) consecutive regular meetings unless excused by the Commission, his membership thereon shall terminate automatically; and provided further, that a member will be deemed absent from a meeting unless he is present during at least two-thirds (2/3) of the time of the entire meeting.

13.16.7 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

(Amended by O-2796)

a)    The Commission shall perform any duties assigned to it by other provisions of this Code.

b)    The Commission may make recommendations to the City Council on any matters concerning environmental quality, including but not limited to the quality of the environment, land use beautification, oil production and energy conservation.

c)    The Commission shall advise the City Council and any appointed Board or Commission on any matters concerning environmental matters in the City, including but not limited to preservation of the quality of the environment, land use beautification, oil production and energy conservation when so requested by the Council or any such appointed Board or Commission.

d)    The Commission shall make an annual report to the City Council of its activities for the previous year and shall make such other reports as it shall deem necessary and proper.

13.16.8 RULES AND REGULATIONS.

The Commission shall establish such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its government and for the faithful performance of its duties.

13.16.9 MERGER OF OIL BOARD INTO ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COMMISSION.

(Added by O-2796)

a)    Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 13.16.2., the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council, shall appoint each consenting member of the Oil Board to membership on the Environmental Quality Commission to serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 1980, which appointments shall be in addition to appointments made under the provisions of Section 13.16.2

b)    No person shall be appointed to fill a vacancy on the Environmental Quality Commission caused by the resignation, removal or expiration of the term of any member thereof who was appointed thereto pursuant to the provisions of subsection a).

ARTICLE 18 - COMMISSION ON AGING

(Added by O-3407)

13.18.1 CREATED, COMPOSITION, COMPENSATION AND QUALIFICATIONS.

(Amended by O-3410; O-3509; O-3691)

a)    There is hereby created a Commission on Aging for the City, consisting of seven members.

b)    The members of the Commission shall be electors of the City.

c)    In lieu of their ordinary and necessary expenses directly connected with or pertaining to the duties imposed by Section 13.18.7, the Commission members shall be paid $10.00 per meeting attended, but not to exceed $30.00 per calendar quarter. Such payment shall be made at the end of each calendar quarter.

13.18.2 APPOINTMENT AND TERMS OF MEMBERS.

(Amended by O-3489; O-3509; O-3691)

The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. At the first meeting of the Commission in May, 2007, it shall classify each member in accordance with the length of his or her unexpired term so that: two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 2008, three shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 2009, and two shall serve for a term which shall expire January 15, 2010. Upon the expiration of such terms all appointments and reappointments shall be for a period of four years. No member shall be eligible for reappointment after serving two consecutive four year terms; provided, however, that after a lapse of two years, a former member may be reappointed to the Commission.

13.18.3 FILLING OF VACANCIES.

(Amended by O-3691)

If any vacancies shall occur in the membership of the Commission, other than by expiration of term of office, they shall be filled by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council for the unexpired term of the vacated office.

13.18.4 Repealed by O-3691.

13.18.5 REMOVAL OF MEMBERS.

The members of the Commission may be removed from office by a vote of the majority of all of the members of the City Council.

13.18.6 APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRPERSON.

At the first meeting of the Commission in every fiscal year, the members shall appoint one (1) of their number as Chairperson, who shall hold office for one (1) year and until his or her successor is appointed.

13.18.7 MEETINGS AND FAILURE TO ATTEND.

(Amended by O-3796)

a)    The Commission shall hold regular meetings at least once every month.

b)    If a member of the Commission does not attend two (2) consecutive regular meetings unless excused by the Commission, his membership thereon shall terminate automatically; and provided further, that a member will be deemed absent from a meeting unless he is present during at least two-thirds (2/3) of the time of the entire meeting.

13.18.8 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

a)    The Commission may make recommendations to the City Council and to all appointed City Commissions on matters of concern to the Commission.

b)    The Commission shall advise the City Council and all City Commissions in any matter when so requested by either the City Council or a City Commission.

c)    The Commission shall report annually to the City Council on its activities.

d)    When so directed by the City Council, the Commission on Aging shall officially represent the City before state, local and national organizations and agencies.

13.18.9 RULES AND REGULATIONS.

The Commission shall establish such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its government and for the faithful performance of its duties.

ARTICLE 19 - TORRANCE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

(Added by O-3561)

13.19.010 CREATION.

There is hereby created and established the Torrance Telecommunications Committee in and for the City.

13.19.020 COMPOSITION.

The Torrance Telecommunications Committee shall consist of three (3) City employees designated by the City Manager.

13.19.030 MEETINGS.

The Torrance Telecommunications Committee shall meet regularly at least once every thirty (30) days and as often as necessary for the proper performance of its duties.

13.19.040 RULES AND REGULATIONS.

The Committee may establish such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its governance and for the faithful performance of its duties.

13.19.050 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMITTEE.

a)    The Torrance Telecommunications Committee shall perform any duties assigned to it by other provisions of this Code.

b)    The Torrance Telecommunications Committee may make recommendations to the City Council on matters concerning telecommunications and telecommunications facilities within the community.

c)    The Torrance Telecommunications Committee shall advise the City Council on any telecommunications matters when so requested by the City Council.

ARTICLE 20 - SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION

(Added by O-3787)

13.20.010 CREATED, COMPOSITION, COMPENSATION AND QUALIFICATIONS.

a)    There is hereby created a Social Services Commission for the City, consisting of seven (7) members.

b)    The members of the Commission shall be electors of the City.

c)     The members of the Commission shall be paid, in lieu of their ordinary and necessary expenses directly connected with or pertaining to the duties imposed by Section 13.20.070, at the rate of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per meeting attended, but not to exceed Thirty Dollars ($30.00) per calendar quarter. Such payment shall be made at the end of each calendar quarter.

13.20.020 APPOINTMENTS AND TERM OF MEMBERS.

(Amended by O-3821)

The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. The Council will designate:

• Two (2) members terms to expire June 30, 2021; and

• Two (2) members terms to expire June 30, 2022; and

• Two (2) members terms to expire June 30, 2024; and

• One (1) member’s term to expire June 30, 2023.

No member shall be eligible for reappointment after serving two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms. Members who have served two (2) partial terms will be eligible for one (1) four (4) year term; provided further, that after a lapse of one (1) term, a former member may be reappointed to the Commission.

13.20.030 FILLING OF VACANCIES.

If any vacancy shall occur in the membership of the Commission, other than by expiration of the term of office, it shall be filled by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council for the unexpired term of the vacated office.

13.20.040 REMOVAL OF MEMBERS.

The members of the Commission may be removed from office by a vote of the majority of all the members of the City Council.

13.20.050 APPOINTMENT OF A CHAIRPERSON.

At the first meeting of the Commission and at the first meeting of the Commission in every fiscal year, thereafter, the members shall appoint one (1) of their number as Chairperson who shall hold office for one (1) year and until the successor is appointed.

13.20.060 MEETINGS AND FAILURE TO ATTEND.

(Amended by O-3796)

a)    The Commission shall hold regular meetings at least once every month.

b)    If a member of the Commission does not attend two (2) consecutive regular meetings unless excused by the Commission, his membership thereon shall terminate automatically; and provided further, that a member will be deemed absent from a meeting unless he is present during at least two-thirds (2/3) of the time of the entire meeting.

13.20.070 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

(Amended by O-3814)

a)    The Commission would be called the Social Services Commission and would address issues of our veterans, homeless population, adults with developmental disabilities, and children with special needs.

b)    The Commission may make recommendations to the City Council on:

1)    Veterans affairs;

2)    Homeless issues;

3)    Adults with developmental disabilities; and

4)    Children with special needs.

c)    The Commission shall advise the City Council on any matters concerning items under the purview of the Social Services Commission as so requested by the Council.

d)    The Commission may make recommendations to the City Council on matters concerning the services and resources of the community including, but not limited to, the area of community affairs, personal health, and other such items as outlined in this Section.

e)    The Commission shall advise the City Council in any community service matters when so requested by the City Council. As appropriate, before making such recommendations or rendering such advice, it shall seek input from the Torrance Parks and Recreation Commission, the Torrance Police Department and any other Commission or Department where there may be overlap in services or information that can be utilized by this Commission prior to reaching a final determination.

f)    The Commission shall make an annual report to the City Council of its activities for the previous year and shall make such other reports as it deems necessary or proper.

13.20.080 RULES AND REGULATIONS.

The Commission shall establish such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its government and for the faithful performance of its duties.

ARTICLE 21 - HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

(Added by O-3822)

13.21.010 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION.

There is hereby created a Historic Preservation Commission for the City, consisting of seven (7) members.

13.21.020 CREATED, COMPOSITION, COMPENSATION AND QUALIFICATIONS.

a)    The members of the Commission shall be electors of the City.

b)    All members shall have prior demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the City’s historical, architectural and cultural heritage. Members shall be chosen from among:

1)    Professionals in the disciplines of architecture, history, architectural history, historic preservation, planning, archaeology, materials conservation, landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, land economics, real estate, construction, building trade, or a related discipline such as anthropology, American studies, American civilization, cultural geography, or others, to the extent such professionals are available in the community;

2)    Persons with demonstrated special interest, experience or knowledge of the history, architecture, or cultural heritage of the City as will provide for an adequate and qualified Commission;

3)    At a minimum, there shall be:

A)    One (1) member with a professional background in design or construction, with at least (2) years of experience with historic preservation, and

B)    One (1) member who meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for History or Architectural History, or with a demonstrated background or experience in researching, writing, teaching, or interpreting history or historic materials;

4)    If possible, the Commission composition shall meet the qualifications and guidelines recommended for the certified local government program as administered in California.

c)    The members of the Commission shall be paid in lieu of their ordinary and necessary expenditures directly connected with or pertaining to the duties imposed by Section 13.21.080 at the rate of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per meeting attended not to exceed Thirty Dollars ($30.00) per calendar quarter. Such payment shall be made at the end of each calendar quarter.

13.21.030 APPOINTMENTS AND TERMS OF MEMBERS.

The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. The appointment shall be for all seven (7) members of the new Commission. The Council will designate which two (2) members shall be appointed to a four (4) year term and those members will be eligible for one (1) consecutive four (4) year term. The Council will then determine which two (2) members will be eligible for a three (3) year term and on the expiration of such terms will be eligible for appointment to two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms. The Council will then determine which two (2) members will be eligible for a two (2) year term and on the expiration of such terms will be eligible for appointment to two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms. The Council will then determine which member will be eligible for a one (1) year term and on expiration of such term will be eligible for appointment to two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms. All appointments and reappointments shall be for a period of four (4) years. Provided, however, no member shall be eligible for reappointment after serving two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms. Provided further, that after a lapse of two (2) years, a former member may be reappointed to the Commission.

13.21.040 FILLING OF VACANCIES.

If any vacancy shall occur in the membership of the Commission, other than by expiration of the term of office, it shall be filled by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council for the unexpired term of the vacated office.

13.21.050 REMOVAL OF MEMBERS.

The members of the Board may be removed from office by a vote of the majority of all the members of the City Council.

13.21.060 APPOINTMENT OF A CHAIR.

At the first meeting of the Commission, and at the first meeting of the Commission in every fiscal year thereafter, the members shall appoint one (1) of their number as Chairperson who shall hold office for one (1) year and until the successor is appointed.

13.21.070 MEETINGS AND FAILURE TO ATTEND.

a)    The Commission shall hold regular meetings at least once every month.

b)    If a member of the Commission does not attend two (2) consecutive regular meetings unless excused by the Commission, his membership thereon shall terminate automatically; and provided further, that a member will be deemed absent from a meeting unless he is present during at least two-thirds (2/3) of the time of the entire meeting.

13.21.080 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

a)    The Commission shall perform any duties assigned to it by other provisions of this Code;

b)    The Commission shall conduct studies, evaluations, and public hearings of applications regarding the designation of a historic landmark or historic district, and make decisions for proposed designations and removal of designations to the local register;

c)    The Commission shall keep current and make available a local register of historic resources, and identify through survey potential historic resources;

d)    The Commission shall develop, amend, and adopt preservation guidelines applicable to the City, including but not limited to:

1)    Application requirements and criteria for designation of historic landmarks and historic districts;

2)    Application requirements and standards to be used by the Commission in reviewing project appropriateness applications and appeals;

3)    Criteria for surveys and survey updates and amendments;

e)    The Commission shall grant or deny certificates of appropriateness, certificates of demolition and certificates of economic hardship for demolition, new construction, or major alterations of historic landmarks and properties within historic districts;

f)    The Commission shall review appeals of administrative decisions of the Community Development Director;

g)    The Commission shall encourage public understanding of and involvement in the unique historical, architectural and cultural heritage of the City through educational and interpretive programs;

h)    The Commission shall encourage the cooperation between public and private historic preservation organizations;

i)    The Commission shall encourage the protection, enhancement, appreciation and use of structures of historical, cultural, architectural, community or aesthetic value which have not been designated as historic resources but are deserving of recognition;

j)    The Commission may approve designs for plaques or signage that recognize designated historic landmarks and historic districts;

k)    The Commission shall make recommendations to the City Council on applications for properties to be included in the Mills Act property tax incentive program which may be subject to historic property contracts;

l)    The Commission shall grant or make recommendations on applications for preservation incentives;

m)    The Commission shall advise the City Council and other City boards and commissions as necessary on historic preservation issues and environmental reviews that may be pending;

n)    The Commission shall perform any other action or activity consistent with the purposes herein that may be directed by the City Council.

13.21.090 RULES AND REGULATIONS.

The Commission shall establish such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its government and for the faithful performance of its duties.