The Planning Commission shall consist of the Mayor, the Service Director and three (3) citizen members, holding no other elected public office and shall hold no employment with the City.  Two (2) citizen members shall be appointed by the Mayor and one (1) citizen member shall be appointed by Council, subject to the confirmation of 2/3 vote of all the members elected to Council, and shall serve for a term of five (5) years, however, upon passage of the Charter, the then existing members of the Planning Commission shall remain in office for the terms for which they were appointed.  Any vacancy occurring in the Commission shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term only and in the manner prescribed by this Charter for the original appointment.  Any appointed citizen member of the Commission may be removed by the Mayor and/or Council for cause, subject to the approval of 2/3 of all the members elected to Council, and upon complaint and a public hearing.  The Commission shall make its own rules and shall appoint a chairman and secretary.  It shall keep a journal of its proceedings and its meetings shall be open to the public at all times.
(Amended November 2, 2010)