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A. Unless otherwise provided by law, the number of meetings related to business needs of an advisory commission, or boards may be set by the advisory body.

B. The Planning Commission and Budget Committee shall set their own meeting attendance requirements. All members of other Regular or ad hoc advisory bodies must attend at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the full advisory body’s noticed meetings, study sessions and special meetings in each full year of their tenure. A person removed from the advisory body for noncompliance with attendance requirements subsequently may be appointed to fill the vacancy on the advisory body by means of the normal appointment process of that advisory body.

C. A member should provide at least 48-hour notice to both the chair of the advisory body and the staff liaison regarding any planned absence from a scheduled meeting of the advisory body. In the event an unexpected emergency will cause a member to be absent from the meeting, the member must, if possible, notify the chair or the staff liaison within a reasonable time in advance of the meeting.

D. Generally, advisory bodies may not allow alternates to represent or stand in for a member at a meeting. Notwithstanding the foregoing preclusion of alternates, on Regular and ad hoc advisory bodies with some members who are appointed by an entity other than the Mayor and City Council and who serve as a representative of the appointing entity, an alternate may participate and vote for the named member by proxy at any meeting of the advisory body. Such participation by the alternate will be deemed to be attendance by the named member. Individuals directly appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Council may not be represented by alternates.

E. Each advisory body should review member attendance and report to the City Recorder approximately every six months. City Recorder will advise the Mayor on the need for appointments or re-appointments, if necessary. (Ord. 3100, amended, 2014; Ord. 3003, added, 02/18/2010)