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The functions of the Commission shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(A) Acting in an advisory capacity to the City Council, City Administrator, and the Director of Parks and Recreation concerning matters affecting the planning and development of the city's parks, arts, and recreation programs and systems.
(B) Acting as supportive liaison between the city government and the residents of the City of Yuma on subjects including, but not limited to, capital improvement projects, bond issues, system improvements, Parks and Recreation Department practices, and development of city parks, arts, and recreation policies and procedures.
(C) Serving as a catalyst and advocate for all matters relating to the city's parks, arts, and recreation facilities, programs, and initiatives.
(D) Establishing criteria for recommending award of city funds. Developing a peer review process to review requests for city funding and recommending to the City Council distribution of city funds. Award of city funds must be approved by City Council.
(E) Appointing ad hoc committees as needed to support specific projects or areas of interest within the Parks and Recreation Department.
(F) Recommending legislation that will enhance the city's parks, arts, and recreation programs and systems.
(G) Promoting activities and community collaboration relating to parks, arts, and recreation.
(H) Identifying grant opportunities, making recommendations, and reviewing city sponsored grant applications to federal, state, or private agencies for parks, arts, and recreation purposes.
(I) Receiving, and making recommendations on acceptance of tangible gifts to the city pertaining to art, equipment, or supplies as deemed necessary.
(J) Acting in an advisory capacity to City Council, City Administrator, and the Director of Parks and Recreation on matters concerning art in public places. Through vision, leadership and service, Commissioners will work in an advisory capacity, focusing on the integration of the highest quality of public art in public places.
(K) Acting in an advisory capacity to the City Council, City Administrator, and the Director of Parks and Recreation the Commission will:
(1) Review and advise in matters affecting the planning, development, and management of the community’s trees.
(2) Be a supportive liaison between the city government and the residents of the city on subjects including the establishment, management, and protection of community trees.
(3) Recommend rules and regulations for the development, protection, and management of community trees.
(4) Assist in the planning and coordination of an annual Arbor Day event.
(Ord. O2011-21, passed 6-15-11; Ord. O2018-041, passed 10-17-18)