[R.O. 2004 §145.010; Ord. No. 194 §§2 — 7, 12-18-1974; Ord. No. 378 §1, 5-28-1980; Ord. No. 586 §1, 9-9-1985; Ord. No. 855 §1, 3-20-1997; Ord. No. 974 §1, 10-1-2001; Ord. No. 1414 §1, 9-19-2016; Ord. No. 1444, 2-19-2018]
The City Planning Commission shall consist of nine (9) members, including:
The Mayor, if the Mayor chooses to be a member.
A member of the Board of Aldermen selected by the Board, if the Board chooses to have a member serve on the Commission; and
Not less than seven (7) citizens, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen. Two (2) alternate members may be appointed to serve in the absence of or disqualification of the regular members. All citizen members of the Commission shall serve without compensation. The term of each of the citizen members shall be for three (3) years, except that the terms of the citizen members first appointed shall be for varying periods so that succeeding terms will be staggered. Any vacancy in a membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment as aforesaid. The Board of Aldermen may remove any citizen member for cause stated in writing and after public hearing.
The Commission shall elect from its citizen members a Chairman and a Secretary who shall serve for a term of one (1) year.
The Commission shall hold regular meetings and such special meetings as may be called by the Chairman. The Commission shall adopt rules for the transaction of business and the conduct of meetings. Minutes of the meeting shall be recorded by the Secretary of the Commission and shall be a public record.
The Commission shall have the power to recommend contracts with City planners and such other professionals as it may require; provided, however, that no expenditure of funds for services shall be made without the prior approval of the Board of Aldermen.
The Commission shall have such duties and powers as prescribed by Statute or by ordinance.
State Law Reference — As to similar provisions, §89.320, RSMo.