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Chapter 2.01 - Boards, Commissions and Committees

2.01.010 Executive session authority
Any duly authorized board, commission or committee of the City of Lakewood, by a two-thirds vote of the members present, may be recessed or may schedule an executive session, which shall be closed to the public, for any of the following purposes:
A. To determine a position relative to issues subject to negotiation, to receive reports on the progress and status of negotiations, to develop strategy, and to instruct negotiators;
B. To consider the purchase or sale of property by the city;
C. For matters of attorney-client privilege;
D. For matters required by federal or state law to be confidential;
E. For matters involving the protection and security of city property;
F. For classified or confidential police matters, subject to criteria established by ordinances; and
G. To consider personnel matters. (Ord. O-85-1 § 1, 1985).

2.01.020 Service on more than one board or commission
A. Except as provided herein, no person serving as a member of a city board or commission may be appointed to serve on another city board or commission at the same time, nor may any person be appointed to serve on any two city boards or commissions simultaneously. This section applies to those city boards and commissions as outlined in the City Council Policies and Procedures Manual, except that the members of the Planning Commission shall serve simultaneously as the members of the Board of Adjustment, and the terms of office for members of the Planning Commission shall run concurrently with the terms of office for members of the Board of Adjustment, and except that members of the Planning Commission may serve simultaneously on the Rooney Valley Zoning Commission if so appointed.
B. Except as provided in subsection A, above, in the event a person serving on one board or commission is appointed to serve on another board or commission, he will be required to resign from the board or commission upon which he is presently serving, unless the term which the person is presently serving expires in ninety days or less. The city's application form for boards and commissions shall reflect this requirement. 
(Ord. O-2016-8 § 2, 2016; Ord. O-2013-6 § 1, 2013; Ord. O-93-25 § 1, 1993; Ord. O-85-12 §§ 1-3, 1985).

2.01.030 Two-term limit for service on boards and commissions
A. Persons appointed to boards or commissions listed in the City Council Policy and Procedures Manual may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms as an alternate member and a maximum of two consecutive terms as a regular member upon each board or commission so appointed; provided, however, any person appointed who serves or has served at least one half of a term on such board or commission shall be considered to have served a term on such board or commission.
B. The city's application form for service on boards and commissions shall advise applicants of the existence of this two-term limitation on service.
C. The following boards and commissions include persons appointed by virtue of positions they hold rather than because of their qualifications as determined by the City Council. These positions shall be exempt from the two-term limit established above:

Judicial Review Position held by the Chief Judge of the
Commission First Judicial District or his designee
2.21.010

Plan Manager of Positions held by the Mayor, City
City Money Treasurer, City Clerk and City Manager
Purchase Pension
Plan
2.36.090

Board of Appeals Position held by the Building Official
14.12.010 or his authorized representative

D. A board or commission member who is appointed to represent a ward district and resigns or moves from his ward district shall remain on the board or commission and serve until a successor is appointed to replace him. A board or commission member who is appointed to represent the city at large and who resigns or moves from the city shall remain on the board or commission and serve until a successor is appointed to replace him. (Ord. O-99-6 § 1, 1999; Ord. O-94-45 § 1, 1994; Ord. O-93-25 §§ 2, 3, 1993; Ord. O-85-111 § 1, 1985).


2.01.040 Residency requirements

Unless specifically provided otherwise by ordinance or resolution, a member of any Board or Commission of the City of Lakewood shall be a resident of the City of Lakewood.
Members of the Rooney Valley Zoning Commission appointed by the Town of Morrison are not required to be Lakewood residents.  (Ord. O-2016-8 § 3, 2016; Ord. O-2001-37 § 1).