Sec. 5.1. Boards, Advisory Only.

Unless otherwise provided in this charter, or by state law, all boards, commissions, committees or other such bodies shall be advisory only, and shall be for the purpose of assisting the Mayor or Council in the performance of their duties.

Sec. 5.2. Advisory Boards — Establishment.

The Council may, by ordinance, establish or dissolve advisory boards, with such advisory functions and number of members as it may determine. Where any such board consists of persons serving as representatives of neighborhood organizations, duly elected as such pursuant to ordinances enacted from time to time regulating the recognition of such organizations and the qualifications, election, and term of office of representatives, the names of newly elected representatives shall be presented by the Mayor to the Council for approval. As to all other advisory boards, the members of such boards shall be appointed and removed by the Mayor with the approval of the Council. The terms of the members shall be as set by ordinance, for a maximum of six years. No person serving continuously on a board for a period in excess of six (6) years shall be eligible to reappointment to such board until he or she has been off such board for at least one (1) year. No elected official of the City or appointed City officer shall be eligible for appointment to serve on advisory boards or commissions. (Ord. 2924-06 § 9, 2006: amended 11-5-96)

Sec. 5.3. Advisory Boards — Civil Service Commission and Library Board Excluded.

This article shall not be construed to apply to the Civil Service Commission or to the Library Board.

Sec. 5.4. Planning Commission.

There shall be a Planning Commission which shall be an advisory board pursuant to this article. It shall be the duty of such Commission to make recommendations to the Council, Mayor and other City departments on the City’s broad planning goals and policies and on such plans for the development of the City as its present and future needs may require. The Commission shall also advise and make recommendations to the Council, Mayor and other City departments in connection with matters relating to the City’s physical development and redevelopment as may be directed by ordinance.

Sec. 5.5. Board of Adjustment.

Repealed by Ord. 2924-06.

Sec. 5.6. Board of Park Commissioners.

There shall be a Board of Park Commissioners, which shall be an advisory board, and the function of which shall be to act in an advisory capacity to the Mayor, City Council, Department of Parks and Recreation and other City departments in respect to park and recreation matters.

Sec. 5.7. Advisory Boards — Compensation.

No compensation will be paid to members of advisory boards, except as provided by ordinance.