Chapter 2.40


2.40.010    Established.

2.40.020    Composition of Board.

2.40.030    Appointment terms.

2.40.040    Compensation.

2.40.050    Duties of the Board.

2.40.060    Meetings and procedures.

2.40.010 Established.

There is hereby established for the City of Mountlake Terrace a citizens advisory board to be known as the “Community Policing Advisory Board.” (Ord. 2130 § 1, 1996).

2.40.020 Composition of Board.

The Board shall consist of seven members, who shall be bona fide residents of the City of Mountlake Terrace. (Ord. 2560 § 1, 2011; Ord. 2516 § 3, 2009; Ord. 2130 § 2, 1996).

2.40.030 Appointment terms.

A. All Board members shall be appointed by the City Council.

B. All appointments, except for vacancies, shall be made for three-year terms, which shall expire on the thirtieth day of June of the last year for which the term is made; provided, that members shall remain in office until their successors are appointed and confirmed. A member of the City Council shall be appointed annually as a liaison to the Board.

C. Vacancies, other than through the expiration of terms, shall be filled for the remainder of the term of the member being replaced. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.

D. Regular attendance by members is necessary for the efficient operation and effective completion of business. Three nonexcused absences from regular meetings in a calendar year shall constitute an automatic resignation from the Board. A member may request that an absence be excused either before or after the absence occurs. Any member who ceases to have the qualifications provided in MTMC 2.40.020 shall be deemed to have forfeited his or her office.

Upon request of a Board member, the City Council may make a temporary appointment to replace a Board member who will be absent from meetings for a prolonged period.

E. Upon motion by any member of the Council, and approval by a majority of the City Council, the appointment of any member serving on the Board may be terminated for cause. The City Council shall thereafter proceed with the appointment of a new member to complete the term of office. (Ord. 2560 § 2, 2011; Ord. 2310 § 1, 2002; Ord. 2172 § 1, 1997; Ord. 2130 § 3, 1996).

2.40.040 Compensation.

No Board member shall receive any compensation from the City for his or her service on the Board. (Ord. 2130 § 4, 1996).

2.40.050 Duties of the Board.

A. The duties of the Board shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

1. To advise and make recommendations to the Manager, City Council and Chief of Police concerning police protection and services within the City;

2. To enhance police-community relations;

3. To review and make recommendations concerning Police Department policies, procedures and programs, including the budgetary implications thereof;

4. To review and make recommendations on all applications for new liquor licenses and for the renewal of liquor licenses when presented to the Board for review by the Chief of Police;

5. To promote public awareness of the City’s police services and programs, including, but not limited to crime prevention and D.A.R.E.;

6. To hold public meetings from time to time to solicit public input regarding police services and programs;

7. To serve as a liaison between the Police Department and the community;

8. To encourage individuals and community groups to assist the Police Department in the implementation of police programs and services, including the provision of funds, manpower and property;

9. To review and make recommendations concerning the construction, development and purchase of police facilities and equipment; and

10. To review and make recommendations concerning such other and further matters as may be referred to the Board, from time to time, by the City Manager, the City Council, or the Chief of Police.

B. The Board shall make an annual report to the Mayor and City Council regarding its activities.

C. Notwithstanding the broad powers of the Board under subsection A of this section, the Board shall have no power or authority to investigate, review, or otherwise participate in matters involving specific police personnel or specific police related incidents. (Ord. 2130 § 5, 1996).

2.40.060 Meetings and procedures.

A. The Board shall have at least one regular meeting per month on such day of the month and at such time as may be determined by the Board. Special meetings may be held as often as the Board deems necessary. All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public, except as otherwise provided in the State Open Public Meetings Act. All requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act shall be followed by the Board.

B. For purposes of conducting the Board’s business, exercising its powers and for all other purposes, a quorum of the Board shall consist of four or more voting members. Any action taken by a majority of those present, when those present constitute a quorum at any regular or special meeting of the Board, shall be deemed and taken as the action and decision of the Board.

C. The members of the Board shall at the first meeting after annual City Council appointments have occurred select from among their members a chairman and a vice-chairman who shall serve in that capacity for a one-year term.

D. The Board shall adopt such rules of procedure as it deems necessary.

E. The Board shall keep minutes of all meetings held and all business transacted. All records of the Board shall be open for public inspection, except those that may be exempt from public disclosure under state law. (Ord. 2560 § 3, 2011; Ord. 2310 § 2, 2002; Ord. 2130 § 6, 1996).