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A. Regular members. The City Planning Commission shall consist of 9 members appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Common Council. Eight of the members shall be resident electors of the city; 1 of the members shall reside outside the city limits, but within the 3-mile subdivision jurisdiction of the city. Members of the Planning Commission shall be qualified by knowledge or experience to act in matters pertaining to the development and administration of a comprehensive plan of development for the city, and shall not hold any elective office in the municipal government. It shall be an objective to have at least 1 member of the Planning Commission be a resident of each of the wards of the city. Therefore, in appointing members of the Planning Commission, due regard shall be given to obtaining representation from all 5 wards.
B. Alternate members. There will also be appointed 2 alternate members to the Planning Commission. The alternate members shall be appointed in the same manner as the regular members and shall have the same qualifications. The alternate members must be residents of the city. The alternate members should attend every meeting as though they were regular members of the Planning Commission. The alternate members can participate and vote at the meeting only when there is an absence or recusal at the meeting that results in less than 9 members being present or voting on a particular matter. Each alternate member shall be designated as either the first or second alternate, with the first alternate participating to fill the first seat that is vacant, and the second alternate participating if there are any additional vacancies. If a regular member should leave during a meeting and the alternate members are not already participating, then the alternates may fill the seat in the same manner as previously described.
C. Council liaison. Council shall designate 1 of its members as a non-voting liaison to the Planning Commission.
(Ord. 6251 (part), 2018: Ord. 6036 (part), 2015: Ord. 5096 (part), 2005: Ord. 3531, 2000: Ord. 3219 (part), 1995: Ord. 2969 (part), 1992: prior code § 2-237(a))