Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

FEBRUARY 7, 2006 ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 433 – GENERALLY REQUIRING MEMBERS OF CITY COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES TO BE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY, AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE FEBRUARY 7, 2006 ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 433 GENERALLY REQUIRING MEMBERS OF CITY COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES TO BE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY, AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE FEBRUARY 7, 2006 ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 433 GENERALLY REQUIRING MEMBERS OF CITY COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES TO BE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY, AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER/CITY CLERK

DATE: FEBRUARY 7, 2006

SUBJECT: ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 433 – GENERALLY REQUIRING MEMBERS OF CITY COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES TO BE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY, AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE

RECOMMENDATION

Adopt Ordinance No. 433, “An Ordinance of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes generally requiring the members of City commissions and committees to be residents of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and amending the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code.”

DISCUSSION

On January 17, 2006, the City Council introduced Ordinance No. 433 to add Chapter 2.22 to the Municipal Code to specifically impose the requirement that members of City Commissions and Committees be City residents. The introduction of Ordinance 433 constituted the first reading of the Ordinance. If the second reading of Ordinance No. 433 is adopted by the City Council this evening, the effective date of the Ordinance will be March 10, 2006, which is thirty (30) days from the adoption date.

Respectfully submitted:

Carolynn Petru
Assistant City Manager/City Clerk

Reviewed,

Les Evans
City Manager

Attachment:

Ordinance No. 433
ORDINANCE NO. 433

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES GENERALLY REQUIRING MEMBERS OF CITY COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES TO BE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. Title 2 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding new Chapter 2.22 thereto to read as follows:

Chapter 2.22

Membership in City Commissions and Committees

Sections:
2.22.010 Purpose.
2.22.020 City residency required.
2.22.030 Exceptions.

2.22.010 Purpose.

Because City commissions and committees, who are appointed by the City Council, frequently make important policy decisions and recommendations to the City Council, it is important for the members of the City’s committees and commissions be residents of the City.

2.22.020 City residency required.

Except as expressly provided in this Chapter 2.22 or in another section of this code, all members of City commissions and committees who are appointed by the City Council shall be residents of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. Any person who is a member of a City commission or committee and subsequently ceases to be a resident of the City shall immediately notify the Mayor and City Clerk of that fact. Except in a case of extreme hardship, said notice shall be given, in writing, within five business days of the date when the commissioner or committee member ceases to be a resident of the City.

2.22.030 Exceptions.

The residency requirement imposed by Section 2.22.020 shall not apply to: (a) members of the Geotechnical Board of Appeals; (b) an ex officio or non-voting member of any City commission or committee, and (c) to any commission or committee that has been expressly exempted from the residency requirement by another provision of this code.

PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED this 7th day of February 2006.

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MAYOR
ATTEST:
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CITY CLERK

I, Carolynn Petru, City Clerk of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, do hereby certify that the whole number of members of the City Council of said City is five; that the foregoing Ordinance No. 433 passed first reading on January 17, 2006, was duly and regularly adopted by the City Council of said City at a regular meeting thereof held on February 7, 2006, and that the same was passed and adopted by the following roll call vote:

AYES:
NOES:
ABSENT:
ABSTAIN:
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City Clerk