§ 28A-2Membership; terms of office.
§ 28A-3Powers and duties.
The governing body hereby establishes the Camden Local Participation and Employment Commission, hereinafter referred to as "Commission."
The Commission shall consist of one representative from each of the following positions, organizations, and government agencies: Associacion De Puertorriquenos en Marcha, Inc., AFL-CIO, African American Builders Association, American Community Partnerships, Camden City Affirmative Action Office, Camden City Mayor's Office, Camden City Public Library, Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Camden County Department of Probation, Camden County Economic Development Agency, Camden County Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Camden County Division of Mental Health Services, Camden County Improvement Authority, Camden County Office of Economic Opportunity, Camden Empowerment Zone Corporation, Camden Housing Authority, Camden Public Schools, Campbell's Soup, Carpenter's District Council of South Jersey, Carpenter's Local 578, Catholic Charities, City Council of Camden, Community Planning Advocacy Committee, Cooper's Ferry Development Association, Cooper Health System, Council 10, Delaware River Port Authority, Department of Labor, District Council 711, DYFS, Genesis School of Business, Hill International, H.U.D., Human Advancement Training Institute, LI Communication, LAEDA, Literacy Volunteers of America, Local 5, Local 56, Local 222, Local 322, New Jersey EDA, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Rutgers University, State Assemblypersons, Steininger Mental Health Center, Union 54, Union 351, U.S. Congressmen, U.S. Senators, Virtua Hospital, Volunteers of America, WFNJ, Worksite, YWCA.
The terms of the members shall be for three years from the dates of their appointments and until their successors are appointed and qualified, and the provisions for vacancies shall be determined as outlined in the bylaws as adopted by the Commission. However to assure stability of experience in subsequent Commissions, the initial appointments to the Commission shall be staggered so that 1/3 shall be one-year appointments and 1/3 shall be two-year appointments, with the remaining appointments for three years.
The Commission's primary function shall be to promote employment opportunities for Camden citizens in the building trades and other skilled occupations, to develop a state-of-the-art apprenticeship training facility in Camden to include life skills training and drug prevention/rehabilitation models, and to promote health and well-being for the residents of Camden/South Jersey. The Commission shall also work to assist the City of Camden in strengthening its neighborhoods through housing development, rehabilitation and other community development projects. The Camden County Economic Development Agency shall serve as the Commission's designated lead agency; it will be responsible for keeping the minutes, accounts, records, and receipts associated with the development of projects where appropriate and to assure that projects maintain their direction, focus and movement. It will also prepare quarterly status reports to be submitted to all members of the Commission, the City Council and the Mayor's office.
Members shall serve without salary or remuneration whatsoever, with the exception of the lead agency, Camden County Economic Development Agency (CCEDA).
The Commission 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 governing body.