(A)   Created.  A Recreation Commission in and for the city is created. The Commission shall be an advisory body to the City Council on all recreation matters as provided in this section.
(1994 Code, § 2.24.010)
   (B)   Members; appointment.  The Recreation Commission shall consist of five members who shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Council. The Council may appoint one of its members to serve as liaison between the Commission and the Council. The Council member will serve in a nonvoting capacity. All members shall serve without compensation.
(1994 Code, § 2.24.020)
   (C)   Terms of office.  The terms of office for the Recreation Commission shall be for two years. Three Commissioners shall be appointed in even-numbered years and two members appointed in odd-numbered years. Any members whose term expires shall continue to serve until reappointed or until a successor is appointed. Commissioners may be appointed from nonresidents of the city.
(1994 Code, § 2.24.030)
   (D)   Vacancies.
      (1)   Should a vacancy occur on the Recreation Commission other than by expiration of the term of office, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired portion of the term.
      (2)   Any member of the Recreation Commission may be removed from office at any time by the appointing authority, subject to the approval of the Council.
(1994 Code, § 2.24.040)
   (E)   Election and appointment of officers.  The Recreation Commission shall elect a Chairperson who will preside over the meetings. The Chairperson shall appoint a Vice-Chairperson and a Secretary. The Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary shall serve for a term of one year, commencing January 1 annually.
(1994 Code, § 2.24.050)
   (F)   Meetings.
      (1)   The Recreation Commission shall hold meetings at least once each month, at a time and place set by resolution, and shall adopt rules for the conduct of business and shall instruct the Secretary to keep accurate records of its minutes, resolutions, transactions and other business. The records shall be a public record and shall he or she maintained in the office of the City Clerk.
      (2)   All meetings shall be open to the public and shall abide by the provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act. A majority of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business.
(1994 Code, § 2.24.060)
   (G)   Meetings; absences.  Absences from four consecutive regular meetings of the Recreation Commission without the formal consent of the Commission shall constitute a retirement of the member, and the vacancy created shall be filled thereafter by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Council, by an appointment of a successor to fill the unexpired term.
(1994 Code, § 2.24.070)
   (H)   Powers and duties.  The Recreation Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
      (1)   To plan and recommend by regular reports to the Council that action as may be necessary to organize community sports of all kinds, community singing, music, games, plays, celebrations and similar activities;
      (2)   To cooperate with individuals or organizations interested in public recreation, and the Commission shall be encouraged to provide recreation for the citizens of the city as the Commission shall deem advisable; and
      (3)   To cooperate with any other public authority and to aid and assist in the coordinating of recreational activities pursuant to, and in accordance with, that certain act of the Legislature of the Stale known as the State Recreation Enabling Act of 1939.
(1994 Code, § 2.24.080)
   (I)   Goals.  The Recreation Commission shall have the following goals:
      (1)   To meet the needs of the city by providing organized, quality and well-rounded recreational programs;
      (2)   To keep the programs free or at a reasonable cost to the participants;
      (3)   To constantly review and evaluate recreation programs to increase the quality; and
      (4)   To offer quality, balanced and wholesome activities and develop new and innovative programs.
(1994 Code, § 2.24.090)  (Ord. 92-105, passed - -1992)