Chapter 2.22PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Sections:

2.22.010
Establishment of “Public Safety Advisory Committee”, as City Advisory Committee.
2.22.020
Membership.
2.22.030
Appointment.
2.22.040
Terms and vacancies.
2.22.050
Officers - Meetings.
2.22.060
Role of the Public Safety Advisory Committee.
2.22.070
Compensation.
2.22.080
Annual reports of progress.
2.22.010Establishment of “Public Safety Advisory Committee”, as City Advisory Committee.

The “Public Safety Advisory Committee” is hereby established and created as an advisory committee to the City of Lakewood. (Ord. 413 § 1 (part), 2006.)

2.22.020Membership.

There shall be no less than seven (7) nor more than fifteen (15) members of the Public Safety Advisory Committee who shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council and who shall serve at the pleasure of the City Council. The members shall be residents of the City unless the Council finds that appointment of a non-resident, by virtue of business involvement or expertise, will benefit the Board and ultimately the City. In addition to the members as provided above, the Chief of Police or designee shall serve as an ex-officio member of the advisory board. (Ord. 439 § 1, 2007; Ord. 413 § 1 (part), 2006.)

2.22.030Appointment.

The members of the Public Safety Advisory Committee shall be appointed from among members of the public to include, to the extent reasonably possible, representation from people involved with or interested in public safety issues in the City of Lakewood. (Ord. 413 § 1 (part), 2006.)

2.22.040Terms and vacancies.

Subject to the provisions of Section 2.22.020 of this Chapter and the pleasure of the City Council, members of the Public Safety Advisory Committee shall serve for a term of three (3) years or until appointment of a successor member, whichever is later, unless otherwise replaced. It is provided, however, that for the initial appointment, at least three (3) members shall be initially appointed for three (3) year terms, or until appointment of a successor member, whichever is later, unless otherwise replaced; at least three (3) members shall be initially appointed for two (2) year terms, or until appointment of a successor member, whichever is later, unless otherwise replaced; and at least one (1) member shall be initially appointed for a one (1) year term, or until appointment of a successor member, whichever is later, unless otherwise replaced. In case of any vacancies on the advisory Board, vacancies shall be filled consistent with the procedures set forth in Section 2.22.020 of this Chapter, for the unexpired terms for which such vacancies are filled. (Ord. 413 § 1 (part), 2006.)

2.22.050Officers - Meetings.

A. At its first meeting of each year, the Public Safety Advisory Committee members shall elect a chairperson and a vice chairperson from among the members of the Public Safety Advisory Committee. The Public Safety Advisory Committee shall meet as needed to perform the duties of the Public Safety Advisory Committee and to fulfill the role of being an advisory body to the City Council.

B. It shall be the duty of the chairperson to preside over all meetings of the Public Safety Advisory Committee. The vice chairperson shall preside at all meetings where the chairperson is absent. Minutes shall be kept and meeting agendas prepared in coordination between members of the board and staff members. A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and a majority vote of those present shall be necessary to carry any recommended action. (Ord. 413 § 1 (part), 2006.)

2.22.060Role of the Public Safety Advisory Committee.

The Public Safety Advisory Committee is created to provide citizen input and advice to the City Council in developing and monitoring public safety policies.

The Committee will report to the Council and will also assist the Council in assessing that department resources allow for compliance with City and department policies. (Ord. 413 § 1 (part), 2006.)

2.22.070Compensation.

The members of the Public Safety Advisory Committee shall serve without compensation. (Ord. 413 § 1 (part), 2006.)

2.22.080Annual reports of progress.

The Public Safety Advisory Committee shall annually provide to the City Council a report on progress made in carrying out the board’s responsibilities. Additional reports may be submitted when deemed appropriate by the Public Safety Advisory Committee and/or the City Council. (Ord. 413 § 1 (part), 2006.)