Section 4-103. - Boards and commissions.
The mayor and council may by ordinance, unless otherwise provided by law, create boards and commissions which may perform the duties prescribed including, but not limited to, making studies, conducting research and investigations, holding hearings, and preparing recommendations as to needed ordinances and resolutions and for any other purposes authorized.
The mayor and council may provide by ordinance, unless otherwise provided by law, for the manner of appointment, makeup, and composition of boards and commissions, their periods of existence, and for the compensation of their members and employees, in whole or in part. The mayor and council may provide by ordinance for reimbursement of the actual and necessary expenses incurred by the members of boards and commissions in the performance of their official duties. The mayor and council shall have the authority to annually appropriate money derived from taxation, contributions, or otherwise for and to boards and commissions to provide for their operation, either in whole or in part.
Any vacancy in the office of any member of a board or commission shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner prescribed for original appointment.
Any member of a board or commission may be removed from office for cause by a majority vote of all of the councilmembers.
Each board and commission may establish bylaws, rules, and regulations not inconsistent with this Charter, ordinances, or applicable state law as it deems appropriate and necessary for its internal organization, election of officers, and the conduct of its affairs, copies of which shall be filed with the city clerk and approved by the mayor and council prior to their being effective.
Code reference—Boards and commissions, § 2-111 et seq.