Chapter 2.53


2.53.010    Created.

2.53.020    Membership, terms, residence requirements.

2.53.030    Responsibilities.

2.53.050    Repealed.

*Cross reference(s) – Office of housing and human services, § 2.26.060 et seq.

2.53.010 Created.

The city human services commission is hereby created. The commission shall serve in an advisory capacity to the mayor and city council, and is subject to the general commission provisions provided for under Chapter 2.50 KCC, except as those provisions are modified by the following provisions specific to the human services commission.

(Ord. No. 4406, § 4, 7-6-21; Ord. No. 2655, § 1; Ord. No. 3861, § 1, 10-2-07; Ord. No. 4029, § 1, 2-7-12. Formerly Code 1986, § 2.39.010. Formerly § 2.53.030)

2.53.020 Membership, terms, residence requirements.

A. Number of members. The membership of the human services commission shall be 10 members, in addition to a council representative appointed by the council president and, to the extent reasonably practicable, a youth representative as provided for in subsection (B)(3) of this section. The youth representative and the appointed council representative shall serve in nonvoting capacities.

B. Terms of appointment. With respect to the members appointed and confirmed to serve on the commission, the following provisions shall apply:

1. At least four commissioners shall reside within the corporate limits of the city.

2. Appointments shall reflect a balance of interests and should be equally proportionate and contain no more than two representatives, to the extent practicable, from each of the following communities, entities, or interest groups: business, educational, spiritual, charitable, civic, past or present receivers of human services, and providers of human services.

3. The commission shall include at least one youth representative, to the extent reasonably practicable, and one council member representative.

4. All members appointed shall serve four-year terms, with the following exceptions:

a. The youth representative(s) shall be appointed to at least a one-year term, but may be appointed to as much as a three-year term; and

b. The council representative shall be appointed to a one-year term.

(Ord. No. 4406, § 4, 7-6-21; Ord. No. 2655, § 1; Ord. No. 2891, § 1, 1-2-90; Ord. No. 3861, § 1, 10-2-07; Ord. No. 4029, § 1, 2-7-12; Ord. No. 4276, § 1, 5-1-18. Formerly Code 1986, § 2.39.020. Formerly § 2.53.040)

2.53.030 Responsibilities.

The human services commission shall make reports and recommendations to the mayor and city council concerning human services issues including:

1. Development and assessment of human services needs in the city.

2. Determination of priorities of human services needs within the city.

3. Evaluation and recommendation on funding requests submitted to the city.

4. Evaluation and review of the performance of individual human services organizations and agencies.

5. Review of city actions which may affect the availability and quality of human services provision in the city.

6. Coordination with other groups and human services planning agencies and organizations.

(Ord. No. 4406, § 4, 7-6-21; Ord. No. 2655, § 1; Ord. No. 3861, § 1, 10-2-07; Ord. No. 4029, § 1, 2-7-12. Formerly Code 1986, § 2.39.040. Formerly § 2.53.060)

2.53.050 Organization and meetings.

Repealed by No. Ord. 4406.

(Ord. No. 2655, § 1; Ord. No. 3861, § 1, 10-2-07; Ord. No. 4029, § 1, 2-7-12. Formerly Code 1986, § 2.39.030)