Davis, CA Resolution Regarding a Bicycle Advisory Commission

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Davis, CA, US

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Type: Resolution

Status: Adopted on 4/3/07

Vote: Unanimous

Source File: http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/pdfs/Resolution_07-040-Bicycle_Advisory_Commission.pdf

Text:

RESOLUTION NO. 07-040, SERIES 2007
RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DAVIS REGARDING THE STRUCTURE AND PURPOSE OF THE BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMISSION

WHEREAS, this resolution supercedes Resolution 06-174 related to the structure and purpose of the Commission; and

WHEREAS, the City Council relies on Boards and Commissions to provide advice and information on subjects within the Commission’s scope; and

WHEREAS, the City of Davis is known worldwide for its high level of bicycle use for transportation and recreation for nearly four decades; and

WHEREAS, the City of Davis has developed a substantial system of bicycle facilities to enhance and encourage the use of bicycles as a healthy, efficient mode of transportation having minimal environmental impact; and

WHEREAS, the City of Davis wishes to enhance the use of bicycles for transportation and recreation by promoting efforts in the areas of bicycle education, enforcement, engineering and encouragement; and

WHEREAS, many residents in Davis possess knowledge and expertise in the areas of bicycle transportation and recreation which may be beneficial to this purpose of this commission.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Davis creates a Bicycle Advisory Commission to achieve the following:

1. PURPOSE

The Davis Bicycle Advisory Commission is to develop options to achieve the goals of the city’s Comprehensive Bicycle Plan, and to recommend changes to the plan, as necessary, to achieve its purposes.

As an advisory body of the Davis City Council, the commission is established and guided by the following documents:

a. Davis Anti-discrimination ordinance; and

b. Commission Handbook; and

c. Commission Policy Guidelines

2. MEMBERSHIP

The Bicycle Advisory Commission shall consist of seven (7) members, one (1) alternate and one (1) Ex-Officio member. All voting members of the Bicycle Advisory Commission, regular and alternate, shall be appointed by the City Council. The UC Davis Bicycle Coordinator shall serve as the Ex-Officio member.

The alternate member shall not vote except upon one of the following conditions:

a. Absence of one (1) or more of the regular members of the commission.

b. Disqualification of a regular member of the commission because of an expressed conflict of interest.

3. TERMS OF OFFICE

Members of the commission shall serve a term of four (4) years, or until their successors are appointed. For purposes of establishing staggered terms, appointments may be for terms varying between one (1) and four (4) years as the Council may decide. No members shall serve for more than two (2) consecutive terms, except under special circumstances.

4. TERMINATION OF APPOINTMENT

The term of appointment of any member of the commission who has been absent from three (3) consecutive regular or special meetings, or who has missed more than 1/3 of the meetings in a 12-month period, without the approval of the City Council, shall automatically terminate. Members of the Bicycle Advisory Commission serve at the pleasure of the Council and may be removed from office by a majority vote of the Council.

5. VACANCIES

Vacancies on the commission shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner in which regular appointments are otherwise made.

6. OFFICERS OF THE COMMISSION

The members of the Bicycle Advisory Commission annually shall select one of its members as Chairperson and one (1) of its members as Vice Chairperson. No chairperson or vice chairperson shall serve more than two (2) consecutive years as chair.

a. THE CHAIRPERSON of the commission shall call the meetings to order at the appointed time, shall appoint all committees, subject to the approval of the commission, shall have all the powers and duties of the presiding officer as described in “Rosenberg’s Rules of Order: Simple Parliamentary Procedures for the 21st Century,” and shall perform such other duties as may from time to time be prescribed by the commission.

b. THE VICE CHAIRPERSON of the commission shall have all the powers and perform all the duties of the Chairperson in the case of absence or inability of the Chairperson to act. The Vice Chairperson shall perform such other duties as may from time to time be prescribed by the commission or the Chairperson.

7. MEETINGS OF THE COMMISSION

The Bicycle Advisory Commission shall establish a regular time and place of meeting and shall hold regular meetings. Special meetings of the commission may be called by the Chairperson, or by any four (4) or more voting members of the commission, with permission of the Council liaison or the City Council. Personal notice must be given to all members of the commission. If personal notice cannot be given, written notice must be mailed to such members at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to said meeting, unless said notice requirement is waived in writing by said member.

8. QUORUM

For the purpose of transacting business, a quorum of the Bicycle Advisory Commission shall consist of four (4) of the seven (7) members. An alternate member shall be counted as a full voting member for purposes of attaining a quorum.

9. FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMISSION

The Bicycle Advisory Commission shall have the responsibilities as provided in this section and such other duties as the Council may, from time to time, decide:

a. Study and make recommendations regarding the city’s Comprehensive Bicycle Plan and report such information to the City Council.

b. Make recommendations on any matter of bicycle safety to the Council.

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