Chapter 2.43


2.43.010    Created – Membership, appointment, term, and compensation.

2.43.020    Vacancies – Removal.

2.43.030    Duties and responsibilities.

2.43.040    Meetings, officers, records, and quorum.

2.43.010 Created – Membership, appointment, term, and compensation.

A. There is created a cultural funding advisory task force for the city, hereinafter called the “task force.” The task force shall consist of seven voting members who shall be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by vote of the city council. Members of the task force shall serve for a single term, to be specified at the time of appointment, that coincides with the city’s work to review proposals for funding from community organizations. A member may be reappointed to a separate, subsequent term, but no member of the task force shall be appointed to more than three consecutive terms unless the city council determines that special expertise is required, or there are no other qualified applicants.

B. Members shall not be employees or officers of the city or appointed to another city advisory group, except for city advisory groups that require special expertise or are of a limited duration. Members shall not be officers or employees of any organization which will request or receive city funding for cultural funding.

C. Periodically, members shall be appointed to the task force to review proposals for funding from community organizations and develop funding recommendations for consideration by the city council.

D. Members shall serve without compensation. (Ord. 2020-08 § 1, 2020: Ord. 2017-18 § 1, 2017)

2.43.020 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. 2020-08 § 1, 2020: Ord. 2019-01 § 22, 2019: Ord. 2017-18 § 1, 2017)

2.43.030 Duties and responsibilities.

The cultural funding advisory task force, working in collaboration with the city, shall develop funding recommendations for consideration by the city council. The task force’s recommendation should meet any requirements or guidance provided from the city council to the task force including, but not limited to: the total amount of available funds, identified goals and priorities for funding, eligibility requirements, specific parameters such as maximum or minimum award levels, and any other identified guidelines for funding. (Ord. 2020-08 § 1, 2020: Ord. 2017-18 § 1, 2017)

2.43.040 Meetings, officers, records, and quorum.

A. The task force shall meet as necessary to develop its review of qualified proposals and to develop a complete funding recommendation for consideration by the city council. Meetings of the task force shall be open to the public and held in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act (Chapter 42.30 RCW).

B. A majority of the members then serving on the task force shall constitute a quorum.

C. At least one city councilmember shall serve as the liaison to the task force and shall also serve as the nonvoting chair of the task force.

D. Minutes of each meeting, including a record of attendance, shall be prepared by the chair, or their designee, and approved by the task force and signed by the chair at a subsequent meeting. The minutes do not need to reflect the actual discussion, but only the formal actions taken by the task force. The approved meeting minutes shall be posted on the city’s website.

E. The city shall provide city email accounts to members of the task force and related training on the use of email accounts, including personal computer privacy expectations, while serving on the task force. (Ord. 2020-08 § 1, 2020: Ord. 2017-18 § 1, 2017)