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Ordinance No. 00453

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City Council meeting minutes of Sept 4 2007

ORDINANCE NO. 453

AN ORDINANCE of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington amending Chapter 2.44 of the Lakewood Municipal Code regarding the Lakewood Citizens Transportation Review Committee

WHEREAS, the City has established the Lakewood Citizens Transportation Review Committee; and

WHEREAS, it has been determined that, in order to provide consistency with other Boards and Commissions and better reflect the role of this Committee a title change is warranted;

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

Section 1. Chapter 2.44 of the Lakewood Municipal Code is amended to read as follows:

Chapter 2.44
Citizens Transportation Review Advisory Committee


Sections:
2.44.010 Citizens Transportation Review Advisory Committee created.
2.44.020 Membership.
2.44.030 Appointment.
2.44.040 Terms and vacancies.
2.44.050 Officers - Meetings.
2.44.060 Role of the Committee.
2.44.070 Compensation.
2.44.080 Annual reports of progress.
2.44.090 Severability.

02.44.010 - Citizens Transportation Review Advisory Committee created.

There is created a citizen advisory committee to be known as ?The Citizens Transportation Review Advisory Committee of the City of Lakewood." (Ord. 243 ? 1(part), 2000.)

02.44.020 - Membership.

There shall be seven (7) members of the Citizens? Transportation Review Advisory Committee 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. In making the appointments, the Mayor and City Council shall endeavor to appoint citizens having a background in engineering, public works or a background of a similar nature such that the Mayor and City Council deem the appointment beneficial to the purpose of the Committee. The Mayor and City Council shall also endeavor to appoint members to the Committee from neighborhoods throughout the City. The City Engineer or designee shall serve as an ex officio member of the Committee. (Ord. 442 ? 1, 2007; Ord. 243 ? 1(part), 2000.)

02.44.030 - Appointment.

The members of the Citizens Transportation Review Advisory Committee 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 and diverse street, transportation and public works activities of the community. (Ord. 243 ? 1(part), 2000.)

02.44.040 - Terms and vacancies.

Subject to the provisions of 2.44.020 of this Chapter and the pleasure of the City Council, members of the Citizens Transportation Review Advisory Committee shall serve for a term of three (3) years or until appointment of a successor member, whichever is later, unless otherwise replaced. It is provided, however, that for the initial appointment, three (3) members shall be initially appointed for three (3) year terms, or until appointment of a successor member, whichever is later, unless otherwise replaced; two (2) members shall be initially appointed for two (2) year terms, or until appointment of a successor member, whichever is later, unless otherwise replaced; and two (2) members shall be initially appointed for a one (1) year term, or until appointment of a successor member, whichever is later, unless otherwise replaced. In case of any vacancies on the commission, vacancies shall be filled consistent with the procedures set forth in 2.44.020 of this Chapter, for the unexpired terms for which such vacancies are filled. (Ord. 243 ? 1(part), 2000.)

02.44.050 - Officers - Meetings.

A. The Citizens Transportation Review Advisory Committee shall meet quarterly, and more often as called together by the chairperson or as requested by the City Council and/or the City Manager or designee.
B. At its first meeting of each year, the members of the Citizens Transportation ReviewAdvisory Committee shall elect a chairperson and a vice chairperson from among the members of the Committee. The Committee shall meet as needed to perform the duties of the Committee and to fulfill the role of being an advisory body to the City Council.
C. It shall be the duty of the chairperson to preside over all meetings of the Committee. 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. (Ord. 243 ? 1(part), 2000.)

02.44.060 - Role of the Committee.

The Citizens Transportation Review Advisory Committee is created to assist the City Council in the following areas:
A. To advise the City Council, City Manager and City staff in connection with transportation related issues as may be referred to the Committee by the City Council which may include:
1. Facilitate cooperation and coordination with the Public Works Department of the City on street, public works and transportation and infrastructure related projects and plans,
2. Identify, evaluate and recommend to the City Council, City Manager and/or City staff policies and projects for the City, annual update of its six-year transportation plan, and for other transportation and infrastructure planning purposes of the City,
3. Recommend ways and means of obtaining private, local, county, state or federal funds for the promotion of transportation related projects within the City,
4. Advise the City Council on acquisition, replacement and maintenance of transportation and infrastructure facilities of the City, and
5. Advise the City as to the manner that public information on street related projects can best be disseminated, given the nature and/or scope of the projects;
B. Advise the City Council regarding transportation related facilities, needs and programs of the City, as may be referred by the City Council. (Ord. 243 ? 1(part), 2000.)

02.44.070 - Compensation.

The members of the Citizens Transportation Review Advisory Committee shall serve without compensation. (Ord. 243 ? 1(part), 2000.)

02.44.080 - Annual reports of progress.

The Citizens Transportation Review Advisory Committee shall annually provide to the City Council a report on progress made in carrying out the Board's responsibilities, which report may be provided in writing or by appearance and presentation by the Committee Chair and/or other members of the Committee before the City Council, or a combination thereof. Additional reports may be submitted when deemed appropriate by the Board or when requested by the City Council. (Ord. 243 ? 1(part), 2000.)

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

Section 3. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect five (5) days after publication of the Ordinance Summary, as provided by law.

ADOPTED by the City Council this 4th day of September, 2007.

CITY OF LAKEWOOD

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Claudia B. Thomas, Mayor

Attest:

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Alice M. Bush, MMC, City Clerk

Approved as to Form:

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Heidi Ann Wachter, City Attorney