(a)   The Newark Tree Commission shall have the power to study, investigate, plan, advise, report and recommend to Council any action, program, plan or legislation which the Commission shall find or determine to be necessary or advisable for the care, selection, preservation, trimming, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs and other plantings in public ways, streets, alleys, highways and other public places.
   (b)   The Commission shall choose its own officers, make its own rules and regulations and keep a journal of its proceedings. A majority of the members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business. All plans, findings, advice, reports and recommendations made by the Commission shall be in writing and shall designate, by name, those members of the Commission approving or concurring therein, and members who do not so approve or concur therein shall have the right, as part of such report, to state their reasons for refusing to approve or concur.
   (c)   The Commission, when requested by Councilor the Mayor, shall consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend upon any special matter or question coming within the scope of its work.
(Ord. 93-4. Passed 1-4-93; Ord. 06-53.  Passed 10-2-06.)