ORDINANCE NO. 546
AN ORDINANCE of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington creating a new Chapter 2.38 of the Lakewood Municipal Code establishing a Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board.
WHEREAS, following the incorporation of the City of Lakewood, Washington, the City has advocated youth involvement wherever possible; and,
WHEREAS, the Five Promises, encouraged by America’s Promise of Caring Adults, Safe Places, Healthy Start, Effective Education, and Opportunities to Help Others are important to developing Lakewood’s youth; and,
WHEREAS, collaboration among agencies, governmental services, schools, businesses, and individuals is necessary to ensure effective delivery of the five promises; and,
WHEREAS, in order for the City to be able to adequately address the responsibilities involved in delivery of the five promises, and to assure that the City consistently remains one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People it would be appropriate to utilize a citizens’ advisory board to review availability and delivery of the five promises to youth and advise the City Council on the same.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, WASHINGTON DO ORDAIN as follows:
Section 1. That a new Chapter 2.38 of the Lakewood Municipal Code is hereby created to provide for a Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board, as follows:
Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board
2.38.010 Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board created.
2.38.040 Terms and vacancies.
2.38.050 Officers Meetings.
2.38.060 Role of the Advisory Board.
2.38.080 Annual reports of progress.
2.38.010 - Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board created
There is created an advisory board to be known as “The Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board”
2.38.020 - Membership
There shall be up to eleven (11) members of the Lakewood’s Promise 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, or by the nature of their work with youth, determined an asset to the Board. Four (4) members representing the partner agencies - Clover Park School District, Pierce College, Clover Park Technical College, and City of Lakewood shall be on the Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board. One (1) member shall be a representative from the Youth Council.
2.38.030 - Appointment
The members of the Lakewood’s Promise 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 availability and delivery of the five promises.
2.38.040 - Terms and Vacancies
Subject to the provisions of 2.38.020 of this Ordinance and the pleasure of the City Council, members of the Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board, with the exception of partner agencies, shall serve for a term of three (3) years or until appointment of a successor member, whichever is later, unless otherwise replaced, except that the Youth Council member shall serve a term of one (1) year. 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; three (3) members shall be initially appointed for two (2) year terms, 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 2.38.020 of this Ordinance, for the unexpired terms for which such vacancies are filled.
2.38.050 - Officers Meetings
A. At its first meeting of each year, the Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board members shall elect a chairperson and a vice chairperson from among the members of the Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board. The Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board shall meet as needed to perform the duties of the Lakewood's Promise 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 Lakewood's Promise 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.
C. The City Manager or designee shall provide staff support for the Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board and shall constitute a non-voting ex-officio member of the Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board.
2.38.060 - Role of the Advisory Board
The Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board is created to assist the City Council in the following areas:
A. The Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board shall advise the Mayor, the City Council and city staff regarding the availability and delivery of the five promises within the City.
B. The Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board shall look for ways to develop ongoing relationships among Lakewood citizens and businesses to better deliver Promise activities to youth. To do this, the Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board will recommend individuals to serve on task forces pertaining to each of the Five Promises.
C. The Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board shall advise the City Council in connection with Lakewood's Promise issues as may be referred to the Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board by the City Council which may include, but is not limited to, the following:
1. Facilitate cooperation and coordination with City staff, citizens’ groups and other entities, agencies and organizations on Lakewood's Promise issues;
2. Recommend to the City Council strategies to enhance awareness of, and interest in, Lakewood's Promise which may be in cooperation with any appropriate private, civic or public agency of the City, county, state or of the federal government;
3. Recommend ways and means of obtaining private, local, county, state or federal funds for the promotion of Lakewood's Promise programs and projects within the City, and
4. Represent the community and the City of Lakewood as requested by the City Council to address Lakewood's Promise related issues.
2.38.070 - Compensation
The members of the Lakewood's Promise Advisory Board shall serve without compensation.
2.38.080 - Annual reports of progress
The Lakewood's Promise 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 Board or when requested by the City Council.
Section 2. Severability. If any portion of this Ordinance or its application to any person or circumstance 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 day of , 2012.
CITY OF LAKEWOOD
Douglas G. Richardson, Mayor
Alice M. Bush, MMC, City Clerk
Approved as to Form:
Heidi Ann Wachter, City Attorney
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