City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 7-13-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4198. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 93-1
Establishment. 

§ 93-2
Composition. 

§ 93-3
Membership; appointment. 

§ 93-4
Chairperson. 

§ 93-5
Terms. 

§ 93-6
Duties. 

§ 93-7
Meetings; report to City Council. 

§ 93-8
Quorum. 

§ 93-9
Advisory capacity. 

§ 93-1 Establishment.

There is hereby established a Municipal Quality of Life Commission, hereinafter referred to as the "Commission."

§ 93-2 Composition.

The voting members of the Commission shall be comprised of residents of the City of Camden. The nonvoting members of the Commission shall be comprised of officials from the City of Camden and professionals, including, but not limited to, law and code enforcement officials and employees, and attorneys who are serving in an advisory capacity to the Commission.

§ 93-3 Membership; appointment.

A. 

The Commission shall consist of five voting members, who shall be appointed by a majority vote of the City Council of the City of Camden. The City Council shall select the members of the Commission from a list of individual candidates agreed upon by the City Council of the City of Camden.

B. 

The Commission shall consist of three nonvoting members, who shall be appointed by the City Council of the City of Camden, wherein one such member shall be a member of City Council and two such members shall be designated by the Mayor, not excluding employees or officials of the City of Camden.

§ 93-4 Chairperson.

The Commission Chairperson shall be appointed by a majority vote of the Commission members.

§ 93-5 Terms.

The terms of both voting and nonvoting Commission members shall be for two years. The initial appointments to the Commission shall be staggered whereby 1/2 of the members shall serve one-year terms and 1/2 of the members shall serve two-year terms. The terms of the initial appointments shall be designated by City Council.

§ 93-6 Duties.

The Commission shall advise the City Council on the following matters:

A. 

Provision of a centralized public forum for receiving and addressing residents' and business owners' complaints and concerns related to crime and code enforcement issues that affect the quality of life in the neighborhoods and entirety of the City of Camden.

B. 

Coordination of the expeditious resolution of residents' and business owners' complaints and concerns with the appropriate City officials, departments and agencies, as needed.

§ 93-7 Meetings; report to City Council.

The Committee shall meet periodically and in conformity with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-1 et seq., and shall report to the City Council at least three times per year.

§ 93-8 Quorum.

A quorum shall consist of 2/3 of the voting membership.

§ 93-9 Advisory capacity.

There is no provision herein made for the hiring or employment of officers and employees of the Commission. The Commission shall function solely in an advisory capacity in making recommendations to the City Council from time to time with regard to proposed legislation and policies for addressing crime and code enforcement issues that affect the quality of life for the residents of the City of Camden.