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175.01 CREATION; MEMBERS; QUALIFICATIONS; QUORUM.
(a) There is hereby created a Police Review and Community-Police Relations Commission to consist of seven members who shall be appointed by a majority vote of City Council to serve without compensation for the term of two years, except that of the seven initial members of such Commission, three members shall be appointed for a term of one year and four shall be appointed for a term of two years. Thereafter, terms of appointment are for two years, each term ending on the same day of the same month as the term it succeeds. Members may be reappointed for not more than four (4) consecutive terms; however, time served to fill a vacancy in an unexpired term shall not count. The power to nominate persons for appointment shall be reserved to Council members, and the Mayor.
(b) The Police Review and Community-Police Relations Commission shall be comprised of only residents of the City and there shall be no less than one member from each of the six wards of the City. The makeup of the Commission, so far as possible, shall reflect the ethnic and racial diversity of the City. Employees of the City are ineligible to serve as a member.
(c) All appointees shall be subject to a background review and criminal record check. Any person with a criminal felony conviction, misdemeanor conviction for resisting arrest, assault of a police officer, obstructing official business, falsification or an offense involving dishonesty shall be ineligible to serve as a member.
(d) A quorum of the full Commission shall consist of four members. A vacancy in the Commission shall not impair the right of the remaining members to exercise all of the powers of the Commission. Any vacancy shall be filled within sixty days by City Council. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy shall be eligible to serve two (2) full terms as described in subsection (a) hereof.
(Ord. 16-099. Passed 6-7-16.)