Chapter 2.27


2.27.010    Commission created.

2.27.020    Commission membership.

2.27.030    Appointment of members – Terms.

2.27.040    Resignation, removal and vacancy.

2.27.050    Officers.

2.27.060    Meetings.

2.27.070    Authority and duties.

2.27.010 Commission created.

There is hereby created a city of Puyallup arts and culture commission. The word “commission” shall be deemed to mean the city of Puyallup arts and culture commission whenever used in this chapter. (Ord. 3125 § 1, 2016).

2.27.020 Commission membership.

The membership of the commission shall consist of seven members. A supermajority of the members shall be residents of the city of Puyallup. Members who are not residents shall be artists who engage in the performing arts; or exhibit a portfolio of artwork; or are art instructors who teach art in the city of Puyallup. (Ord. 3125 § 1, 2016).

2.27.030 Appointment of members – Terms.

(1) Members of the commission shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the council.

(2) Members appointed to the commission shall serve a full four-year term, or the remainder of an unexpired term, as the case may be.

(3) No person shall serve more than two four-year terms. Unexpired terms shall not count toward this limitation, except when a membership position becomes vacant while the person holds the position. The consecutive two-term limit shall not be construed to create an entitlement to a second term of membership on the commission.

(4) A full term shall commence on the first Wednesday in March and shall expire four years thereafter on the Tuesday immediately preceding the first Wednesday in March.

(5) Terms shall be staggered so that approximately half of the terms expire every two years. Specifically, three terms shall expire in one year, and two terms shall expire two years thereafter. (Ord. 3139 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 3125 § 1, 2016).

2.27.040 Resignation, removal and vacancy.

(1) Pursuant to RCW 42.12.020, a member resignation shall be made to the city council. In accordance with RCW 42.12.010(2), a member resignation shall be deemed to occur upon the effective date of the resignation.

(2) Appointed members may be removed prior to the expiration of their term by a majority vote of the city council.

(3) A commission position shall become vacant for the same reasons applicable to elective offices in Chapter 42.12 RCW and council positions in RCW 35A.12.060.

(4) Prior to a third consecutive absence, a member may request that the commission excuse one or more absences. The commission shall determine the validity of the request, and approve or deny the request.

(5) Vacant positions shall be filled by mayoral appointment, subject to confirmation of the council. (Ord. 3125 § 1, 2016).

2.27.050 Officers.

(1) The commission shall elect from among its membership a chairperson and vice chairperson, and such other officers as it deems necessary. The term of office shall be one year. Officers shall be elected at the first meeting that occurs on or follows the first Wednesday in March.

(2) The chairperson shall preside at meetings and shall rule on all points of procedure.

(3) If the office of the chairperson becomes vacant, the vice chairperson shall assume the responsibilities of said office and shall serve in said capacity until the commission elects officers during the next term. In the event such a vacancy occurs, the commission shall elect a new vice chairperson who shall serve until the commission elects officers during the next term. (Ord. 3125 § 1, 2016).

2.27.060 Meetings.

(1) The commission shall hold meetings as necessary for the proper discharge of its duties. The commission may postpone or cancel a present or future commission meeting.

(2) Meetings of the commission shall be open and public pursuant to Chapter 42.30 RCW.

(3) A quorum for conducting business shall be a simple majority of the membership of the commission.

(4) Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern commission meetings, and the commission may adopt additional suitable rules of procedure.

(5) The public shall be notified of upcoming commission meetings and the preliminary agenda for each meeting. Such notice may include, but is not limited to, written notification to the city’s official newspaper, publication of a notice in the official newspaper, posting of upcoming meeting agendas, or such other processes as the commission determines will satisfy the intent of this requirement. (Ord. 3125 § 1, 2016).

2.27.070 Authority and duties.

The commission shall:

(1) Serve in an advisory capacity to the city council through a designated city employee, concerning art and culture that are germane to the city;

(2) Further public awareness and appreciation of, and interest and participation in, fine and performing arts and culture in the Puyallup community;

(3) Provide recommendations to the city council and other groups on artistic and cultural endeavors and projects;

(4) Advise the city council concerning the acquisition, receipt and location of works of art for city property;

(5) Facilitate donations, grants and other support for arts and culture in the Puyallup community; and

(6) Take such other actions as the city council or city may direct from time to time. (Ord. 3125 § 1, 2016).