Chapter 2.32


2.32.010    Created – Membership, appointment, term and compensation.

2.32.020    Vacancies – Removal.

2.32.030    Purpose.

2.32.040    Meetings, officers, records and quorum.

2.32.010 Created – Membership, appointment, term and compensation.

A. There is created a multi-modal transportation advisory committee for the city, hereinafter called the committee. The committee shall consist of seven voting members who shall be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by vote of the city council. The membership of the committee should reflect the many interests impacted by transportation decisions, including, without limitation, motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transportation users. In addition, the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District and the Bainbridge Island School District have expressed a desire to provide liaisons to the committee. Liaisons will be nonvoting members and may be elected officials and/or staff members as selected by Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District and Bainbridge Island School District, respectively.

B. Members shall not be employees or officers of the city or appointed to another city committee, board or commission, except for specialized committees or task forces of limited duration.

C. Members of the committee shall serve for a period of three years, commencing on July 1st and ending on June 30th three years later. Members shall be appointed to a position number, and the terms are to be staggered, with no more than three positions expiring in any given year. A member may be reappointed, and shall hold office until his or her successor has been appointed and has qualified. No member shall serve more than three consecutive terms unless the city council determines that special expertise is required, or there are no other qualified applicants.

D. Members shall serve without compensation.

E. Members shall sign a conflict of interest statement in accordance with the city’s ethics program upon appointment and any reappointment. (Ord. 2017-02 § 10, 2017; Ord. 2014-20 § 2, 2014)

2.32.020 Vacancies – Removal.

In the event of a vacancy, the mayor, subject to confirmation of the city council, shall make an appointment to fill the unexpired portion of the term of the vacated position in accordance with the city’s appointment cycle. The removal and resignation of members shall be governed by Chapter 2.01 BIMC. (Ord. 2019-01 § 9, 2019: Ord. 2014-20 § 2, 2014)

2.32.030 Purpose.

The purpose of the committee is to advise the city council, other city committees and commissions, and city staff on transportation issues affecting the people of Bainbridge Island. The committee will respond to requests for study, information, and guidance, and will generally function according to a work plan approved annually by the city council.

A. Coordination efforts by the committee will include, but not be limited to:

1. Providing general guidance and recommendations to the city manager, city council, planning commission and appropriate city staff regarding nonmotorized facilities;

2. Advocating for incorporation of active and recreational transportation systems in collaboration with appropriate city staff;

3. Reviewing proposed nonmotorized projects, including reviewing and incorporating input from appropriate city staff and the public;

4. Reviewing proposed projects for local and regional connectivity and design standards;

5. Reviewing plans for subdivision, district public facilities (schools, parks, fire stations, community centers, etc.), housing development demonstration projects (HDDP), and mixed-use commercial projects to advocate for incorporation of active and recreational transportation systems; and

6. Reporting annually to the city council prior to the start of the budget process.

B. Implementation activities by the committee will include, but not be limited to:

1. Assisting the city in review and delivery of proposed nonmotorized projects;

2. Assisting the city in soliciting public comment on proposed facility designs and routes and providing the public works and planning departments with the input received;

3. Encouraging neighborhood residents, facility users and the larger community to become involved in the design process at the time the city identifies a nonmotorized facilities project; and

4. Facilitating and coordinating volunteer building efforts such as trails and separated paths in collaboration with appropriate city staff. (Ord. 2017-02 § 11, 2017; Ord. 2014-20 § 2, 2014)

2.32.040 Meetings, officers, records and quorum.

A. The committee shall meet at least monthly. Meetings shall be open to the public and held in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act (Chapter 42.30 RCW).

B. The committee shall select from among its members a chairperson for a one-year term at the first regular meeting of each year. Demotion of the chairperson shall be governed by Chapter 2.01 BIMC.

C. For meetings consisting of a majority of the then serving voting members of the committee, the committee shall provide public notice of the meeting and shall keep a record of its meeting minutes. Minutes of each meeting, including a record of attendance, shall be prepared by the secretary and approved and signed at a subsequent meeting. The minutes do not need to reflect the actual discussion, but only the formal actions taken by the committee. The approved meeting minutes shall be posted on the city’s web site.

D. The city shall provide city email accounts to voting members and related training on the use of email accounts, including personal computer privacy expectations while serving on the committee.

E. A majority of the voting members then serving on the committee shall constitute a quorum. (Ord. 2019-01 § 10, 2019; Ord. 2014-20 § 2, 2014)