Chapter 2.75


2.75.010    Police advisory board.

2.75.020    Composition of board.

2.75.030    Terms of appointment.

2.75.040    Ex officio members.

2.75.050    Meetings.

2.75.060    Duties of the board.

2.75.070    Compensation of members.

2.75.080    Quorum – Rules and regulations.

2.75.010 Police advisory board.

The police advisory board shall select the position of chairperson each January for a one-year term; provided, however, that no member shall serve more than two consecutive terms as chairperson. [Ord. 881 § 1, 2007; Code 2000 § 2.9005; Ord. 2016-005 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016.]

2.75.020 Composition of board.

The board will be composed of seven members to be appointed by the mayor with the consent of the city council. These members shall meet the following qualifications:

(A) Not less than three of the members shall be residents of the city of Cornelius, representing residential property owners and renters; and

(B) At least two members shall be owners or managers of businesses located within the city, regardless of place of residence; and

(C) One member shall represent the school district(s) within the city; and

(D) One member shall be a high school student who is a resident of the city. A duly authorized representative of student government shall occupy this position. If possible, the school district representative and the student representative shall not represent the same school district. [Ord. 881 § 1, 2007; Code 2000 § 2.9010; Ord. 2016-005 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016.]

2.75.030 Terms of appointment.

The term of each member shall be for a period of three years, and the mayor shall, with the advice of the council, appoint successors to such offices for each term of three years thereafter. Appointments shall be structured so as to ensure that terms overlap. No member shall serve more than three consecutive three-year terms. Following the completion of three consecutive three-year terms, a member may not apply for an additional term until they have stepped down from the board for a period of no less than one year, after which point they may reapply.

Vacancies on the police advisory board shall be filled for the remaining term of the members ceasing to be members of the board in the same manner as the original appointment. It shall be the duty of the chairperson or the vice chairperson of the board to notify the city recorder, through staff, when a vacancy exists.

The mayor, with the consent of the council, may remove members at will at any time prior to the end of their term. [Ord. 881 § 1, 2007; Code 2000 § 2.915; Ord. 2016-005 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016; Ord. 2021-01 § 1 (Exh. A), 2021.]

2.75.040 Ex officio members.

A representative of the city’s police department shall serve as an ex officio member. The ex officio member may participate in the police advisory board meetings and deliberations, but will not be a voting member. [Ord. 881 § 1, 2007; Code 2000 § 2.920; Ord. 2016-005 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016.]

2.75.050 Meetings.

The police advisory board shall meet at least bi-monthly on a specific schedule adopted for the year by the board members. Special meetings of the board may be called by the board chairperson, by and upon the concurrence of three members, or as scheduled by the Cornelius police department ex officio member. [Ord. 881 § 1, 2007; Code 2000 § 2.925; Ord. 2016-005 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016.]

2.75.060 Duties of the board.

(A) The duties of the police advisory board shall include, but not be limited to, advising and making recommendations via the chief of police on issues concerning public safety and police services within the city, such as:

(1) To enhance police-community relations;

(2) To review and provide a community perspective and recommendations concerning procedures, programs, and the effectiveness of the police services;

(3) To promote public awareness of the city’s police services and programs, including, but not limited to, business and residential crime prevention programs, safety training, domestic violence intervention, and school district/police/ community programs;

(4) To hold public meetings, from time to time, to solicit public input regarding police services and programs;

(5) To serve as a liaison between the police department and the community;

(6) To encourage individuals and community groups to assist the police department in the implementation of police programs and services; and

(7) To review and make recommendations concerning such other and further matters as may be referred to the board by the mayor, the city council, or the chief of police.

(B) Notwithstanding the duties of the board as described within subsection (A) of this section, the board shall have no power or authority to investigate, review, or otherwise participate in matters involving specific police personnel or specific police-related incidents. The board shall in no way receive or stand in review of complaints initiated against personnel of the police department, nor have any role in civil or criminal litigation. [Ord. 881 § 1, 2007; Code 2000 § 2.930; Ord. 2016-005 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016.]

2.75.070 Compensation of members.

The police advisory board members shall receive no compensation for their services. The police advisory board members shall have no authority to make any expenditure on behalf of the city or to obligate the city for payment of any sums of money. However, they may make recommendations to city council from time to time regarding expenditures and/or obligations. [Ord. 881 § 1, 2007; Code 2000 § 2.935; Ord. 2016-005 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016.]

2.75.080 Quorum – Rules and regulations.

A majority of the police advisory board shall constitute a quorum. The police advisory board shall adopt rules and regulations to conduct its affairs, which rules and regulations shall be consistent with the laws of the state of Oregon, Cornelius City Charter, and city of Cornelius ordinances. Any actual or potential interest shall be disclosed at the meeting of the board where the action is being taken. [Ord. 881 § 1, 2007; Code 2000 § 2.940; Ord. 2016-005 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016.]