(a)   There is hereby created a Fair Employment Practices Board to consist of nine members, residents of the City, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council.  The general term of office of members shall be for three years, provided that of the members first appointed, three shall be appointed for one year, three shall be appointed for two years, and three shall be appointed for three years.  Upon termination of the original terms, the Mayor shall appoint members to fill the vacancies for a term of three years.  In addition to the regular membership of the Board, the Mayor shall be an ex-officio member of the Board.  The composition of the Board shall represent the diversity of the City in terms of race, religion, gender, age and occupation.  Board members shall have sufficient work experience to enable them to make objective decisions about the cases considered by the Board.
   (b)   After having been duly constituted as a Board, the Board shall hold an organizational meeting and shall choose a chairperson, vice-chairperson and secretary from the membership of the Board by majority vote of the members.  Such officers shall serve for a term of one year and new officers shall be elected annually at the first regular meeting after the anniversary date of the first organizational meeting.
(Ord. 42-2006.  Passed 3-20-06.)
   (c)   Any member chosen to fill a vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of the term for which the predecessor was appointed, shall be appointed and hold office only for the remainder of the predecessor’s term.  For the purpose of conducting the business of the Board, five members shall constitute a quorum, and the fact that an unfilled vacancy may exist on the Board shall not impair the right of the remaining members to exercise all of the powers of the Board.
   (d)   Each member of the Board shall serve without compensation and any member may be removed from office by the Mayor for inefficiency, neglect of duty, excessive absenteeism, misconduct or malfeasance in office, after being given a written statement of the charges and an opportunity to be heard thereon.
(Ord. 265-96.  Passed 11-18-96.)
   (e)   The Board shall hold regular monthly meetings, not less than ten months per year, and, in addition, hold special meetings upon call by the Chairperson, the Executive Director, the Mayor, or any two members of the Board, by giving at least 24-hour written notice to each member served personally or left at his usual place of residence.
(Ord. 42-2006.  Passed 3-20-06.)