Chapter 2.20


2.20.010    Board established.

2.20.020    Composition of board.

2.20.030    Appointment—Terms.

2.20.040    Compensation.

2.20.050    Duties of the board.

2.20.060    Meetings and procedure.

2.20.010 Board established.

There is established for the city a citizens advisory board to be known as the “community police advisory board.” (Ord. 530 § 1 (part), 1994)

2.20.020 Composition of board.

The board shall consist of five members who shall meet the following qualifications:

A.    One member shall be a city resident (at large member);

B.    Two members shall be owners or managers of businesses located within the city (business members);

C.    One member shall be a representative from the Pateros school district (school district member); and

D.    One member shall be a student at Pateros High School (student member).

(Ord. 530 § 1 (part), 1994)

2.20.030 Appointment—Terms.

A.    All board members shall be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council. All appointments and reappointments to be a board position shall be in writing and signed by the mayor.

B.    The initial board terms shall be staggered as follows:

1.    Position One shall be the student member position and shall be appointed for a term expiring September 30, 1995;

2.    Position Two shall be an at large member position and shall be appointed for a term expiring September 30, 1995;

3.    Position Three shall be a business member position and shall be appointed for a term expiring September 30, 1995;

4.    Position Four shall be a business member position and shall be appointed for a term expiring September 30, 1995;

5.    Position Five shall be a school district member position and shall be appointed for a term expiring September 30, 1997.

C.    All subsequent appointments, except for vacancies, shall be four year terms, with the exception of the student member (Position One) which shall be one 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 term of the member being replaced. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.

E.    Members may be removed for cause prior to the end of their term by the mayor. In addition, members who, without being excused by a majority of the remaining board members, fail to attend three consecutive regular meetings may be considered to have vacated their positions and may be replaced, as provided for in this chapter. Any member who ceases to have the qualifications for the position to which the member was appointed as provided in Section 2.20.020 of this chapter shall be deemed to have forfeited his or her office.

(Ord. 530 § 1 (part), 1994)

2.20.040 Compensation.

No member of the board shall receive compensation for services performed. (Ord. 530 § 1 (part), 1994)

2.20.050 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 mayor, 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 prevention and D.A.R.E;

5.    To hold public meetings 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 apprise the mayor, city council and chief of police of the community’s needs 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 mayor, the city council, or the chief of police.

B.    The board shall make a quarterly 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. 530 § 1 (part), 1994)

2.20.060 Meetings and procedure.

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 three 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 keep minutes of all meetings held and all business transacted and may tape record its meetings. All records of the board shall be open for public inspection, except those that may be exempt from public disclosure under state law.

(Ord. 530 § 1 (part), 1994)