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File #: 14-1033    Version: 1 Name: 7/7/14 Environmental Commission Ordinance Amendment
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/7/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/21/2014 Final action: 7/21/2014
Enactment date: 7/7/2014 Enactment #: ORD-14-16
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Section 1:237 of Chapter 8 (Organization of Boards and Commissions) of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-14-16)
Sponsors: Sabra Briere
Attachments: 1. 14-06 Boards and Commissions Ordinance Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. 14-16 Organization of Boards and Commissions Ordinance Briefed.pdf, 3. environmental commission amendment 7-7-14
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Section 1:237 of Chapter 8 (Organization of Boards and Commissions) of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-14-16)
Memorandum
This amendment revises Section 1:237 - Environmental Commission. The amendment:
(1) clarifies that the Councilmembers currently serving on the Environmental Commission nominate persons for "at-large" appointments, which are then approved by Council resolution;
(2) clarifies that the Planning Commission, Park Advisory Commission, and Energy each designate a representative to the Environmental Commission without Council approval and for a one-year term;
(3) clarifies that the 3-year terms should be equally staggered;
(4) removes references to the Leslie Science Center Advisory Board, which no longer exists;
(5) requires the City Administrator or the designated support staff of the Environmental Commission to notify Council of vacancies - previously this was delegated to the Clerk's Office, which does not always have immediate knowledge of vacancies;
(6) contains a few minor, non-substantive corrections and clarifications

Staff
Prepared by: Christopher Frost, Assistant City Attorney
Sponsored by: Councilmember Briere
Body
ORDINANCE NO. ORD-14-16

First Reading: July 7, 2014 Approved: July 21, 2014
Public Hearing: July 21, 2014 Published: July 31, 2014
Effective: July 21, 2014

ORGANIZATION OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 1:237 OF CHAPTER 8 (ORGANIZATION OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS) OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF ANN ARBOR

The City of Ann Arbor Ordains:

Section 1. Section 1:237 of Chapter 8 of Title I of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor is amended to read as follows:

1:237. Environmental Commission.

(1) Intent. The establishment of the Environmental Commission is to develop comprehensive, integrated environmental policies for implementation...

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