(a)    For the purpose of authorizing, regulating, restricting and controlling the public begging or soliciting of money, subscriptions, and or contributions for any charitable, religious, educational and/or benevolent purpose as herein set forth, there is hereby created a nonpartisan Board of Supervisors of Public Solicitation of Funds consisting of five members who shall be over the age of twenty-one years, residents of the City, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and one of whom shall hold office for a term of one year, one for a term of two years, one for a term of three years, one for a term of four years and one for a term of five years, all of whom are to serve without salary or until their successors are appointed and qualified.
   (b)    The chairman of the Board shall be elected by the Board from its membership and the Board shall have power to prescribe rules and regulations for the carrying out of the purpose expressed in this article. The Board shall meet in regular session at least once a month at a time to be fixed by the Board,  and shall meet more often if necessary to perform the duties imposed on the Board by this article. The Board shall have authority to issue placards or notices for the use of all persons in giving the public notice that no contributions are made for the purpose set forth in this chapter except to solicitors authorized by the Board.
(1978 Code Sec. 24-1.)