Chapter 2.51


2.51.010    Board Created.

2.51.020    Purpose.

2.51.030    Membership – Terms of Office.

2.51.035    Vacancies.

2.51.040    Composition.

2.51.050    Meetings.

2.51.060    Removal from Office.

2.51.070    Notice of Plan Required.

Cross-references:    Chapters 69.54, 70.96 RCW

2.51.010 Board Created.

There is created a Chemical Dependency Advisory Board for the purpose of consolidating the functions and purposes of the Administrative Board for Alcoholism and the Administrative Board for Drug Abuse. (Ord. 89-133 § 2 (part), 1989; prior Code § 10.02.010)

2.51.020 Purpose.

The Chemical Dependency Advisory Board shall serve in an advisory capacity to assist the County in meeting the comprehensive planning responsibilities required by applicable laws of the State of Washington. (Ord. 89-133 § 2 (part), 1989)

2.51.030 Membership – Terms of Office.

Members of the Board shall be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by a majority of the Council by Resolution. The Board shall consist of a minimum of 9 members and a maximum of 15 members.

The first terms of the Board members shall be staggered as follows:

A.    Five shall be appointed for one year;

B.    Five shall be appointed for two years; and

C.    Five shall be appointed for three years.

Thereafter, the successors to the first appointment shall be appointed for 3-year terms. No member of the Board shall serve more than two consecutive full terms of office.

(Ord. 2013-43 § 2 (part), 2013; Ord. 2002-96 § 1, 2002; Ord. 94-83 § 2, 1994; Ord. 89-133 § 2 (part), 1989; prior Code § 10.02.030)

2.51.035 Vacancies.

Vacancies occurring for any reason other than the expiration of a term of office shall be filled by appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term. (Ord. 2013-43 § 2 (part), 2013)

2.51.040 Composition.

Members of the Board shall be chosen for their demonstrated concern for alcoholism and other drug addiction problems. Members of the Board shall be representative of the community, shall include at least one-quarter recovered alcoholics or other recovered drug addicts, and shall include minority group representation. No member may be a provider of alcoholism and other drug addiction treatment services. No more than four elected or appointed City or County officials may serve on the Board at the same time. The Pierce County Human Services Director, or designee, and the Chemical Dependency Supervisor shall serve as ex officio members of the Board. (Ord. 2017-12s § 2 (part), 2017; Ord. 2013-43 § 2 (part), 2013; Ord. 96-6 § 4 (part), 1996; Ord. 89-133 § 2 (part), 1989)

2.51.050 Meetings.

The Board shall hold a minimum of four quarterly meetings each year. All meetings shall be open to the public and comply with the Open Public Meetings Act – Chapter 42.30 RCW. (Ord. 2013-43 § 2 (part), 2013; Ord. 2010-21 § 2, 2010; Ord. 89-133 § 2 (part), 1989)

2.51.060 Removal from Office.

The Executive may remove any appointed member of the Board for inefficiency, neglect of duty, malfeasance, or three unexcused absences in one year, subject to confirmation by a majority of the Council. (Ord. 2011-16s § 1 (part), 2011; Ord. 89-133 § 2 (part), 1989)

2.51.070 Notice of Plan Required.

The Department of Human Services shall give public notice, at such intervals as shall be required by currently applicable state law, that a Chemical Dependency Plan is being developed and/or revised. The public notice shall specify that potential Federal, State, and/or County funds are available for the support of chemical dependency prevention and treatment services. (Ord. 2017-12s § 2 (part), 2017; Ord. 2013-43 § 2 (part), 2013; Ord. 96-6 § 4 (part), 1996; Ord. 89-133 § 2 (part), 1989; prior Code § 10.02.080)