Chapter 2.103
TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMISSION Added 10/16

Sections:

2.103.010    Transportation Advisory Commission – Creation. Added 10/16

2.103.020    Duties. Added 10/16

2.103.030    Membership. Added 10/16

2.103.040    Appointment Process and Terms of Office for Voting Members. Added 10/16

2.103.050    Vacancies – Removals. Added 10/16

2.103.060    Officers, Records, and Rules of Procedure. Added 10/16

2.103.070    Quorums – Meetings. Added 10/16

2.103.080    Staff Support. Added 10/16

2.103.010 Transportation Advisory Commission – Creation. Added 10/16

There is hereby created a Transportation Advisory Commission, referred to in this Section as "the advisory commission." (Ord. 2016-48s § 1 (part), 2016)

2.103.020 Duties. Added 10/16

The advisory commission shall serve as a forum to discuss a variety of local transportation issues and to provide policy advice on these issues to the governing board of the Transportation Benefit District, the Pierce County Executive, and the Pierce County Council. Duties of the advisory commission include:

A.    Acting as a liaison to coordinate an information exchange on transportation issues among Pierce County and local governments, citizens, and industries of Pierce County;

B.    Reviewing, advising, and making recommendations on the capital improvement priorities of the Transportation Benefit District and Pierce County;

C.    Reviewing, advising, and making recommendations regarding transportation system financing and financing proposals such as traffic impact fees, real estate excise tax, and other funding sources; and

D.    Performing other transportation policy-related duties from time to time as directed by the Pierce County Council or the governing board of the Transportation Benefit District.

(Ord. 2016-48s § 1 (part), 2016)

2.103.030 Membership. Added 10/16

The advisory commission shall be composed of nine voting members who shall represent a balance of interests including, but not limited to, citizens, public interest groups, and business, and four non-voting government ex-officio members as set forth below:

A.    The nine voting members shall be comprised of the following:

1.    Three members representing non-governmental community and neighborhood councils or other community organizations which are active in the unincorporated area. Members should be selected to achieve broad geographic coverage to the extent possible;

2.    Three members representing business or business associations;

3.    One member representing school districts or parent teacher student associations;

4.    One member representing a transit association or agency such as Pierce Transit; and

5.    One member representing a non-motorized user group such as the Tacoma Wheelmen's Bicycle Club.

B.    The four non-voting government ex-officio members shall include two representatives from the Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department and one representative each from the Pierce County Economic Development Department and the Office of the Pierce County Council.

(Ord. 2017-12s § 2 (part), 2017; Ord. 2016-48s § 1 (part), 2016)

2.103.040 Appointment Process and Terms of Office for Voting Members. Added 10/16

A.    The appointment process for voting members shall be in accordance with the requirements set forth in Section 3.30 of the Pierce County Charter.

B.    Terms of office for voting members shall meet the requirements of Section 3.30 of the Pierce County Charter, provided, however, that the initial terms of voting members shall be staggered as follows:

1.    Three members shall be appointed for two years;

2.    Three members shall be appointed for three years; and

3.    Three members shall be appointed for four years.

    Thereafter, voting members shall be appointed for four-year terms. No voting member of the advisory commission shall serve more than two consecutive full terms.

C.    Voting member vacancies occurring for any reason shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired terms or, if occurring on the termination of a regular term, the successor shall be appointed for a full term.

(Ord. 2016-48s § 1 (part), 2016)

2.103.050 Vacancies – Removals. Added 10/16

Vacancies resulting from the expiration of terms of office shall be filled by appointment and confirmation for a term of four years. Vacancies occurring for any reason other than the expiration of a term of office shall be by appointment and confirmation for the unexpired term of office being filled. (Ord. 2016-48s § 1 (part), 2016)

2.103.060 Officers, Records, and Rules of Procedure. Added 10/16

A.    The advisory commission shall elect its chairperson and vice-chairperson from among the appointed members. Officers shall be elected for a 12-month term.

B.    The advisory commission shall keep a summary of its transaction of business and meetings.

C.    The advisory commission process for taking action shall generally be guided by the latest revised version of Robert's Rules of Order. The advisory commission may adopt additional operating procedures for conducting advisory commission business; provided, that such procedure does not conflict with State statute, County resolution or ordinance.

(Ord. 2016-48s § 1 (part), 2016)

2.103.070 Quorums – Meetings. Added 10/16

Five voting members of the advisory commission shall constitute a quorum at all meetings. All actions of the advisory commission shall be determined by a majority vote at a meeting of which a quorum is present. All meetings shall be open to the public and meet the requirements of Chapter 42.30 RCW. (Ord. 2016-48s § 1 (part), 2016)

2.103.080 Staff Support. Added 10/16

The Planning and Public Works Department shall provide a recording secretary and technical support staff, as deemed necessary by the County Executive, for the meetings of the advisory commission. (Ord. 2017-12s § 2 (part), 2017; Ord. 2016-48s § 1 (part), 2016)