(a)   In accordance with the Michigan Planning Enabling Act (Act 33 of 2008), as amended, there is hereby established a Planning Commission consisting of seven members. Up to five of the members shall be residents of the City, and shall, insofar as possible, represent important segments and major interests of the City, and shall not hold any elective office. The remaining two members shall be the Mayor and a member of Council.  Planning Commission members shall be qualified electors of the City, except that one member may, when appropriate, be an individual who is not a qualified elector of the City but is a qualified elector in another local unit of government.
   (b)   The Mayor shall appoint the five citizen members of the Commission with the approval of Council. The terms of such members shall commence on May 1 and shall be for three years, except that two members of the first Planning Commission to be appointed under this chapter shall serve for a term of one year, two for a term of two years and two for a term of three years. The Council member shall be recommended by the Mayor with approval by Council and shall serve for a period of one year.
   (c)   All members of the Commission shall hold office until their successors are appointed or, in the case of the Mayor, until his or her successor is elected. Members of the Commission may, after a public hearing, be removed by the Mayor, with the approval of Council, for misfeasance, malfeasance or nonfeasance in office. Vacancies occurring otherwise than through the expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired term as provided in subsection (b) hereof for first appointments.
(Ord. 262. Passed 5-20-69; Ord. 845. Passed 7-11-11; Ord. 909.  Passed 8-22-16.)