Chapter 2.30


2.30.010    Board established.

2.30.020    Composition of board.

2.30.030    Appointment terms.

2.30.040    Compensation.

2.30.050    Duties of the board.

2.30.060    Meetings and procedure.

2.30.010 Board established.

There is established for the city a citizens advisory board to be known as the “community police advisory board.” (Ord. 584 § 1 (part), 1995)

2.30.020 Composition of board.

A.    The board shall consist of seven members, who shall meet the following qualifications;

1.    Members shall be residents of the city;

2.    At least two members shall be owners or managers of businesses located within the city;

3.    One member shall be a representative from the North Beach High School; and

4.    One member shall be a North Beach High School student.

B.    Eligibility shall not extend to defendants in any pending criminal matter before the courts nor to those individuals under active supervision by the Department of Corrections.

C.    The chief of police or his designee shall serve as an advisor to the board.

(Ord. 584 § 1 (part), 1995)

2.30.030 Appointment terms.

A.    All board members shall be appointed by the city manager, subject to confirmation by the city council.

B.    Initial appointments to the board shall be made for the following terms:

1.    Three members of the board shall be appointed for one-year terms (the high school student member will always be a one-year term);

2.    Two members of the board shall be appointed for two-year terms;

3.    Two members of the board shall be appointed for three-year terms.

C.    All subsequent appointments, except for the high school student member and vacancies, shall be for three-year terms; provided, that members shall remain in office until their successors are appointed and confirmed.

D.    Vacancies occurring otherwise than through the expiration of terms shall be filled for the remainder of the member being replaced. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.

E.    Members may be removed at will at any time prior to the end of their term by the city manager. In addition, members who fail to attend three consecutive regular meetings may be considered to have vacated their positions and may be replaced, as provided herein. Any member who ceases to have the qualifications provided in Section 2.30.020 shall be deemed to have forfeited his or her office.

(Ord. 584 § 1 (part), 1995)

2.30.040 Compensation.

No member of the board shall receive compensation for services performed. (Ord. 584 § 1 (part), 1995)

2.30.050 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 city manager, city council and chief of police concerning the provision of 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 promote public awareness of the city’s police services and programs, including but not limited to Crime Watch and D.A.R.E.;

5.    To hold public hearings from time to time to solicit public input regarding police services and programs;

6.    To serve as a liaison between the police department and the community;

7.    To appraise the city manager, city council and chief of police of the community’s need for police services;

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 city manager 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. 584 § 1 (part), 1995)

2.30.060 Meetings and procedure.

A.    The board shall have at least one regular meeting per quarter 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 opened to the public, except as otherwise provided in the State Open Public Meeting Act. All requirements of the Open Public Meeting 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 five or more 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 board shall elect such officers as it deems necessary in order to conduct its business. The board shall adopt such rules of procedure as it deems necessary.

D.    The board shall tape record or 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. 584 § 1 (part), 1995)