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Ordinance No. 00438

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City Council meeting minutes of March 5 2007

ORDINANCE NO. 438

AN ORDINANCE of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington, establishing a Chapter 2.25, formalizing the establishment of a Human Services Funding Advisory Board

WHEREAS, in 1997 the Lakewood City Council appointed then Councilmember Claudia Thomas and citizen appointee Andie Gernon to form the Human Services Program for the City of Lakewood; and,

WHEREAS, Claudia Thomas and Andie Gernon appointed members to a steering committee now known as the Human Services Funding Advisory Board to make funding recommendations on human services programs; and,

WHEREAS, now that the Human Services Funding Advisory Board is fully established and operational it is desirable to conform the processes of the Board to those of other Committees, Boards and Commissions in the City; and,

WHEREAS, in order to effect such conformity, it is appropriate that the City Council take formal action to establish the Human Services Funding Advisory Board pursuant to ordinance.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, WASHINGTON, DO ORDAIN as Follows:

Section 1. That a new Chapter of the Lakewood Municipal Code be, and the same hereby is created, establishing a Human Services Funding Advisory Board, to read as follows:

Chapter 2.25

Human Services Funding Advisory Board

Sections:

2.25.010 Establishment of ?Human Services Funding Advisory Board? as City Advisory Board.

2.25.020 Membership.

2.25.030 Appointment.

2.25.04. Terms and vacancies.

2.25.050 Officers ‑ Meetings.

2.25.060 Role of the Human Services Funding Advisory Board.

2.25.070 Compensation.

2.25.080 Annual reports of progress.

2.25.010 Establishment of ?Human Services Funding Advisory Board? as City Advisory Board.

?Human Services Funding Advisory Board? is hereby established and created as an advisory board to City of Lakewood.

2.25.020 Membership.

There shall be nine (9) members of the Human Services Funding Advisory Board who shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council, and who shall serve at the pleasure of the City Council. The members shall be residents of the City unless the Council finds that appointment of a non-resident, by virtue of business involvement or expertise, will benefit the Board and ultimately the City.

2.25.030 Appointment.

The members of the Human Services Funding Advisory Board shall be appointed from among members of the public to include, to the extent reasonably possible, representation from people involved with or interested in the various opportunities and projects to enhance the provision of Human Services in the City.

2.25.04 Terms and vacancies.

Subject to the provisions of Section 2.25.030 of this Chapter and the pleasure of the City Council, members of the Human Services Funding Advisory Board shall serve for a term of three (3) years or until appointment of a successor member, whichever is later, unless otherwise replaced. In case of any vacancies on the Advisory Board, vacancies shall be filled consistent with the procedures set forth in Section 2.25.020 of this Chapter, for the unexpired terms for which such vacancies are filled.

2.25.050 Officers ‑ Meetings.

A. At its first meeting of each year, the Human Services Funding Advisory Board members shall elect a chairperson and a vice chairperson from among the members of the Human Services Funding Advisory Board. The Human Services Funding Advisory Board shall meet as needed to perform the duties of the Human Services Funding Advisory Board and to fulfill the role of being an advisory body to the City Council.

B. It shall be the duty of the chairperson to preside over all meetings of the Human Services Funding Advisory Board. The vice chairperson shall preside at all meetings where the chairperson is absent. Minutes shall be kept and meeting agendas prepared in coordination between members of the board and staff members. A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and a majority vote of those present shall be necessary to carry any recommended action.

2.25.060 Role of the Human Services Funding Advisory Board.

The Human Services Funding Advisory Board is created to assist the City Council in the following areas:

A. Conduct public hearings regarding allocations of human services funds and programs and making recommendations for funding;

B. Ensure the most fair distribution and most effective use of human services resources consistent with adopted priorities and criteria;

C. Encourage partnerships in the funding and provision of human services;

D. Request periodic strengths and needs assessments and program outcome evaluations to determine the direction of human services most beneficial to the City; and

E. Integrate human services policy into overall City policy development.

2.25.070 Compensation.

The members of the Human Services Funding Advisory Board shall serve without compensation.

2.25.080 Annual reports of progress.

The Human Services Funding Advisory Board shall annually provide to the City Council a report on progress made in carrying out the board?s responsibilities. Additional reports may be submitted when deemed appropriate by the Advisory Board and/or the City Council.

Section 2. Severability. If any portion of this Ordinance or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the Ordinance or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected.

Section 3. Effective Date. That this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect five (5) days after publication of the Ordinance Summary.

ADOPTED by the City Council this 5th day of March, 2007.

CITY OF LAKEWOOD

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Claudia Thomas, Mayor

Attest:

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Alice M. Bush, CMC, City Clerk

Approved as to Form:

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Heidi Ann Wachter, City Attorney