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(A) The Planning Commission shall consist of nine members appointed by the Mayor and subject to approval by a majority vote of the City Council. To be qualified to be a member and remain a member of the Commission, the following qualifications must be met:
(1) Shall be a qualified elector of the city, as defined in § 32.112 of this chapter;
(2) Shall attend training for commission members, pursuant to § 32.107 of this chapter after an individual’s first appointment and before reappointment; and
(3) Shall meet the conditions provided for each individual member in divisions (B), (C) and (D) below.
(B) Members shall be appointed for three-year terms. If a vacancy occurs, the vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as provided for an original appointment such that the terms of one-third of all Commission members continue to expire each year. A member shall hold office until his or her successor is appointed.
(C) The membership shall be representative of the important segments of the community, such as the economic, governmental, educational and social development of the city, in accordance with the major interests as they exist in the city, such as agriculture, natural resources, recreation, education, public health, government, transportation, industry, commerce, healthcare, building trades, hospitality, retail, finance, insurance, real estate, cultural, historic and recreational resources.
(D) The membership shall also be representative of the entire geography of the city to the extent practicable.
(E) The city shall fill any vacancy in the membership of the Commission for the unexpired terms in the same manner as the initial appointment.
(F) The transition from the previous Planning Commission and the Commission established in this subchapter shall be gradual and shall take place over the next three years. The city shall continue to make annual appointments, appointing approximately one-third of the membership of the Commission as specified in this subchapter, so that three years from the effective date of this subchapter the membership, membership representation and number of members have completed the transition to fully comply with this subchapter. All other aspects of this subchapter shall have immediate effect.
(Prior Code, § 1.401)