CHAPTER I. ADMINISTRATIONCHAPTER I. ADMINISTRATION\ARTICLE 8. ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY BOARD

There is hereby created the Accessibility Advisory Board, (hereinafter referred to as "the board").

(Code 1974, Chapter 2.88; Ord. 970; Code 2014)

The board shall consist of five members appointed by the mayor with the consent of the governing body. Membership shall at all times include a member with a disability. (Those with experience in working with the disabled and those with expertise in accessibility issues will be given preference for appointment). Members are not required to be residents of the city of Oakley, but residency is preferred.

(Code 1974, Chapter 2.88; Ord. 970; Code 2014)

Those persons first appointed as members of the board shall be appointed for the following terms:

(a)   Two members for a term of one year.

(b)   Two members for a term of two years.

(c)   One member for a term of three years.

Upon expiration of the term of each board member, subsequent terms shall be for a period of three years. Any vacancy occurring among the membership of the board shall be filled by appointment of the mayor and with the consent of the governing body.

(Code 1974, Chapter 2.88; Ord. 970; Code 2014)

The members of the board shall serve without compensation.

(Code 1974, Chapter 2.88; Ord. 970; Code 2014)

The board shall meet when necessary.

(Code 1974, Chapter 2.88; Ord. 970; Code 2014)

The board shall elect one of its members as chairman for the term of one year. The chairman shall preside at all meetings of the board. The board shall elect, in the same manner and for the same term, one of its members as vice-chairman who shall act as chairman in the absence of the chairman. The board shall elect, in the same manner and for the same term, one of its members as recorder, who shall keep the official transactions of the board.

(Code 1974, Chapter 2.88; Ord. 970; Code 2014)

Three members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of conducting the board's business.

(Code 1974, Chapter 2.88; Ord. 970; Code 2014)

The purpose of the board shall be:

(a)   To advise and make recommendations to the city council on such matters related to accessibility as, from time to time, may be referred to the board.

(b)   To evaluate projects and activities, both public and private, and to advise city staff on matters related to accessibility.

(c)   To provide technical assistance to the city on matters related to the disabled population.

(d)   To review city plans for projects prior to implementation.

(e)   To serve as advocates for citizens with disabilities.

(f)   To serve as resources on policy and/or procedures for members of the city council and for city staff.

(g)   To review federal and state regulations and guidelines on accessibility and to report its findings to the appropriate city department, division or body.

(Code 1974, Chapter 2.88; Ord. 970; Code 2014)