Chapter 2.53


2.53.010    Board Created.

2.53.020    Purpose.

2.53.030    Membership – Terms of Office.

2.53.035    Vacancies.

2.53.040    Composition.

2.53.050    Meetings.

2.53.060    Removal from Office.

2.53.070    Notice of Plan Required.

Cross-reference:    Chapter 71.20 RCW

2.53.010 Board Created.

Pursuant to RCW 71A.14.020, there is created a Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board for Pierce County which shall have such powers, duties, and responsibilities as provided by State law. (Ord. 2013-43 § 3 (part), 2013; Ord. 89-133 § 3 (part), 1989)

2.53.020 Purpose.

The Developmental Disabilities 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 § 3 (part), 1989)

2.53.030 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 shall serve more than two consecutive full terms of office.

(Ord. 2013-43 § 3 (part), 2013; Ord. 2002-96 § 2, 2002; Ord. 94-83 § 3, 1994; Ord. 89-133 § 3 (part), 1989)

2.53.035 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 § 3 (part), 2013)

2.53.040 Composition.

Members of the Board shall be chosen from the following areas:

A.    Elected or appointed County and City officials;

B.    Persons representing minority interests;

C.    Persons representing consumers and;

D.    Persons representing the community at-large.

The Human Services Director, or designee, and the Developmental Disabilities Program Supervisor shall serve as an ex officio member of the Board.

(Ord. 2017-12s § 2 (part), 2017; Ord. 2013-43 § 3 (part), 2013; Ord. 96-6 § 5 (part), 1996; Ord. 89-133 § 3 (part), 1989; prior Code §§ 10.02.040, 10.02.060)

2.53.050 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 § 3 (part), 2013; Ord. 2010-21 § 3, 2010; Ord. 89-133 § 3 (part), 1989)

2.53.060 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 § 3 (part), 1989)

2.53.070 Notice of Plan Required.

The Department of Human Services shall give public notice, at such intervals as shall be required by current applicable State law, that a Developmental Disabilities 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 the Plan. (Ord. 2017-12s § 2 (part), 2017; Ord. 2013-43 § 3 (part), 2013; Ord. 96-6 § 5 (part), 1996; Ord. 89-133 § 3 (part), 1989; prior Code § 10.02.080)