Back in November 2019. The City Council decided to set consistent membership terms and appoint or reappoint all members to advisory boards at one time and appoint or reappoint all members to advisory boards at one time. The City solicited applications for board vacancies and the Mayor and Council twice extended the application period to gain additional applicants and allow more time to consider appointments.

At last Tuesday’s meeting, the City Council reviewed the applications and made the appointments at this week’s meeting.

Regarding the initial term lengths, the Council resolution states: “Reappointment to a one (1), two (2), or three (3) year
term shall be based on a lottery system whereby one-third of a board or committee’s existing membership anticipated on June 30, 2020 would be reappointed for a 3-year, 2-year, and 1-year term.”

Thereafter, all terms will be for three years, thus providing staggered terms. The question has arisen, and staff seeks clarity and guidance, on how to assign these initial 1-, 2- or 3-year terms. (a) Everyone on the roster is randomly assigned a 1-, 2- or 3-year term (regardless of whether they are new or returning). (b) Reappoint a board’s returning membership to a 3-year, 2-year, and 1-year term. Newly appointed members get 3-year terms. Council will select one of these options.

Thank you all who stepped up to serve the City and its residents.