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(a) Created. There is created, in joint action with Pima County, a committee to be called the "Tucson-Pima County Consolidated Code Committee". The committee shall consist of seven (7) members.
(b) Membership. The membership of the committee shall not be employees of the city or the county, except that the city and the county may each appoint one (1) staff person to serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member. The committee shall consist of seven (7) members, each of whom shall possess one (1) or more of the following qualifications:
(1) An architect registered in the State of Arizona;
(2) A professional structural engineer registered in the State of Arizona;
(3) A design professional registered in the State of Arizona with mechanical and plumbing engineering experience or a mechanical contractor with at least ten (10) years of experience, five (5) of which shall have been in responsible charge of work;
(4) A design professional registered in the State of Arizona with electrical engineering experience or an electrical contractor with at least ten (10) years of experience, five (5) of which shall have been in responsible charge of work;
(5) A general residential contractor;
(6) A general commercial contractor;
(7) A contractor engaged in the electrical, mechanical or plumbing trade.
The city manager shall recommend qualified individuals for appointment by the mayor and council. Members shall serve staggered terms. In January of 2012 there shall be appointed seven (7) committee members, three (3) of whom shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years, and four (4) of whom shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years. All subsequent appointments shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years or until a Committee member's successor is appointed. Pursuant to Tucson Code, section 10A-134(b), members are not limited to a maximum of eight (8) years of continuous service.*
(c) Failure to attend meetings. If a member of the committee fails to attend four (4) consecutive meetings for any reason, or fails to attend at least forty (40) percent of the meetings called in a calendar year, that member's appointment shall be terminated, and the member shall be automatically and immediately removed as a member of the committee. This provision does not apply to a nonvoting or ex-officio member of the committee appointed by the city or Pima County.
(d) Filling of vacancies. An appointment to fill a vacancy resulting other than from expiration of a term shall be for the unexpired term only.
(e) Chairperson and vice-chairperson. The committee shall elect from its membership a chairperson and a vice-chairperson, who shall serve for terms of two (2) years. The vice-chairperson shall act as chairperson in the absence or disability of the chairperson, or in the event of a vacancy in that office.
(f) Compensation. Members of the committee shall serve without compensation.
(g) Requirements for quorum and for committee action. A majority of the authorized membership of the committee shall constitute a quorum. The concurrence of the majority of the members present and constituting a quorum shall be the act of the committee.
(h) Rules and regulations. The committee shall be subject to the official rules, regulations, and bylaws for code committees functions and duties in the performance of its advisory duties and the rules of the board of appeals when performing its duty in hearing appeals except where provided to the contrary herein, and may adopt other rules and regulations consistent with this article, as it deems necessary or advisable regarding additional advisory duties and responsibilities. One copy of all applicable rules will be filed with and available through the Tucson city clerk's office.
(i) Limitation of powers. Neither the committee nor any of its members shall incur expenses, or obligate the city and/or the county in any way, without prior authorization from both the mayor and council and the Pima County board of supervisors.
(Ord. No. 10950, § 2, 12-20-11, eff. 1-20-12)
*Editor's note – Section 4 of Ord. No. 10950 provides: "Concurrent Service Permitted. T.C. § 10A-134(c) does not apply to the Committee. Members of the Committee may serve concurrently on other City committees, boards or commissions."