Chapter 2.32


2.32.010    Public safety committee.

2.32.020    Committee members.

2.32.030    Appointment of committee members.

2.32.040    Terms.

2.32.050    Duties.

2.32.060    Meetings.

2.32.070    City staff.

2.32.010 Public safety committee.

There is hereby established a committee of the Toppenish city council, to be known as the public safety committee. (Ord. 2007-9, 2007).

2.32.020 Committee members.

Members of the public safety committee shall be members of the city council. Three council members shall serve on the committee. One council member shall serve as an alternate, to attend a meeting of the committee only in the absence of a regular committee member. (Ord. 2007-9, 2007).

2.32.030 Appointment of committee members.

Members of the public safety committee shall be selected and appointed by the city council. (Ord. 2007-9, 2007).

2.32.040 Terms.

Committee members shall serve for terms of two years. In the event a member does not, for any reason, complete a term, another member of the city council shall be selected and appointed by the city council to complete the remainder of the unexpired term. (Ord. 2007-9, 2007).

2.32.050 Duties.

The public safety committee shall address issues referred to it by the city council, and may also consider issues presented by the public, or by one of its members. In addressing an issue, the committee shall discuss it and decide whether to make a recommendation to the city council. The committee may take into consideration information and recommendations from city staff and any other source it deems appropriate. Examples of matters that the public safety committee may address include but are not limited to issues and problems related to police, fire and code enforcement departments, state legislation regarding public safety matters, and emergency management concerns. (Ord. 2007-9, 2007).

2.32.060 Meetings.

The committee shall meet monthly, on the third Monday, at 5:00 p.m. One person on the committee shall be selected to serve as chairperson of the committee. Meetings shall be informal. The public shall be allowed to attend all committee meetings. Minutes of each meeting shall be kept and provided to the city council at the next regular council meeting. The committee shall establish its rules of procedure for the conduct of its meetings. All meetings shall take place at City Hall unless otherwise determined by the committee. No more than three members of the city council shall attend a committee meeting unless proper notice has been given as required by law. Notwithstanding the above, the committee need not meet every month if it determines that to do so would be unnecessary. (Ord. 2007-9, 2007).

2.32.070 City staff.

Attendance by city staff at committee meetings shall be determined by the meeting agenda and the city manager, who shall require such city personnel to attend as shall best serve the needs of the committee with its deliberation of the topics on the meeting agenda. Unless excused by the committee, the police chief, fire chief, deputy city clerk, and the city manager shall attend all committee meetings. (Ord. 2010-22 § 1, 2010; Ord. 2007-9, 2007).