2.32.020 Terms, vacancies.
   A.   Terms.
   1.   Appointments, except the youth member on the Parks and Recreation Commission, shall be for four-year terms, commencing after city council members take office following the general municipal election in November of even numbered years.
   2.   The term of an alternate commissioner shall also be four (4) years.
   3.   In order to transition from a three-year term cycle to a four-year term cycle and to synchronize with the city council member election cycle, those commissioner terms scheduled to expire June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2019, shall expire in January 2019. Commissioner terms scheduled to expire June 30, 2020, shall expire in January 2021.
   4.   This rule shall not, however, apply in regard to a newly established board or commission to which initial appointments are made. Such initial appointments shall last until the appointment process in January following the next general municipal election.
   5.   Commissioners may only be removed by a vote of the city council.
   6.   Any person who has served substantially two full consecutive terms shall not be reappointed to the same board or commission until at least the time equal to one full term has elapsed.
   B.   Absences. If a commissioner is absent from three consecutive regular meetings without being excused by the commission, or is absent for any reason from more than six (6) regular meetings in any period of twelve (12) months, the office of such commissioner shall thereupon become vacant and shall be filled with any existing alternate commissioner. Except in cases where the mayor, city council member, or city council are not the appointing authority, no person shall be appointed to and serve substantially more than two full consecutive terms upon any single board or commission.
   C.   Vacancies.
   1.   If a vacancy in any commission occurs, other than by expiration of term, such vacancy shall be filled by the alternate commissioner selected by the city council during the most recent selection process. If there are two alternate commissioners for the commission on which there is a vacancy, the vacancy shall be filled by the first alternate. The second alternate commissioner will then be designated first alternate. Any alternate appointed pursuant to a vacancy shall serve the remaining term of the seat being filled. Vacancies that occur when no alternate is available for appointment shall be replaced pursuant to Section 2.32.020.C.2. (below).
   2.   In accordance with Government Code Section 54974 (Maddy Act), a notice of all unscheduled commission vacancies for which no alternate commissioner is available shall be posted in the office of the city clerk and at the public library, not earlier than 20 days before or not later than 20 days after the vacancy occurs. Final appointment to the commission shall not be made for at least 10 working days after the posting of the notice in the city clerk's office.
(Ord. 529 § 2, 2018; Ord. 417 § 1, 2009; Ord. 224 § 1, 2000; Ord. 3 § 1 (part), 1991: prior code § 2.06.010)