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File #: 18-1012   
Type: Report to Council Status: Information Only
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 12/18/2018
Title: Mayoral Announcement of Mayor- Appointed Ad Hoc Committee on Citizen Advisory Committee Selection Process (Information Only)
Mayoral Announcement of Mayor- Appointed Ad Hoc Committee on Citizen Advisory Committee Selection Process (Information Only)


Per Council Policy 7.4.13, ad hoc advisory committees are created and appointed by the Mayor with a fixed, limited assignment for a particular purpose. No more than three Councilmembers may serve on an ad hoc advisory committee. The policy requires that any action to create or modify a committee must be placed as an item on the Council agenda.

Council Policy 7.4.13 Council Subcommittees and Council or Mayor-Created Advisory Task Forces

The Community Engagement and Outreach Plan regarding City Council By-District Elections and the California Voting Rights Act approved by Council on December 11, 2018 calls for the formation of a Citizen's Advisory Committee ("CAC") of seven or nine members. The CAC will serve in an advisory role to staff and the Council and help promote outreach for both phases of the project. The Council authorized the Mayor to appoint three City Councilmembers, which the Mayor announces as follows: Vice Mayor Klein, Councilmember Gustav Larsson and Councilmember Russ Melton, to serve on an ad hoc subcommittee to work with the City Manager's office in a process to develop an application, solicit applications from community members, review applicants and make a recommendation to the City Council, which would make the final CAC appointments at a regular meeting. The Councilmember appointments to this subcommittee will be reviewed by the Mayor upon the City Council's election of a new Mayor on January 8, 2019.

Public contact was made by posting the Council agenda on the City's official-notice bulletin board outside City Hall, at the Sunnyvale Senior Center, Community Center and Department of Public Safety; and by making the agenda and report available at the Sunnyvale Public Library, the Office of the City Clerk and on the City's ...

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