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File #: 21-0543   
Type: Report to Council Status: Public Hearing/General Business
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/8/2021
Title: CONTINUED FROM MAY 25, 2021 Appoint Applicants to the Arts Commission, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, Board of Building Code Appeals, Board of Library Trustees, Heritage Preservation Commission, Housing and Human Services Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission and Sustainability Commission
Attachments: 1. Charter Section 1002 (Appointments. Qualifications.), 2. Select Board and Commission Term End Dates, 3. Presentation to Council 060821
Related files: 21-0117
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
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CONTINUED FROM MAY 25, 2021
Appoint Applicants to the Arts Commission, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, Board of Building Code Appeals, Board of Library Trustees, Heritage Preservation Commission, Housing and Human Services Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission and Sustainability Commission

Report
BACKGROUND
The City has ten Council-appointed boards and commissions to recommend and advise City Council on specific policy-related issues for possible Council study and action, and to provide a forum and opportunity for broad community participation in the identification and prioritization of those issues. The Charter sets the term length for boards and commissions at four years, with staggered terms expiring June 30 of each year (Charter Section 1002 - Attachment 1). Council makes appointments annually in May or June to fill seats with expiring terms to serve with an effective date of July 1. In addition, the Council fills vacancies as necessary quarterly throughout the year.

Sunnyvale Charter Section 1002 requires in part, that at least one position on every board or commission expire each year. Terms on eight boards and commissions align with this requirement. Terms on the Board of Building Code Appeals along with the Parks and Recreation Commission do not align with this requirement; no terms on either body are scheduled to expire in 2022. In order for the Council to reconcile the appointment schedule for the Board of Building Code Appeals and Parks and Recreation Commission to make it consistent with the provisions of Charter Section 1002, the Council should consider shortening the term of one of the current appointees to one year, expiring in 2022. This action will harmonize the current appointments with the appointment schedule set forth in Charter Section 1002.

Additionally, Councilmembers have requested staff explore realigning Housing and Human Services Commission terms so no more t...

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