TO:                  Members of the Board of Supervisors

 

FROM:            Ella W. Carey, Clerk, CMC                                        

 

DATE:             January 28, 2005

 

RE:                  Boards and Commissions Proposed terms of office and term limits

                                   

                                                       

 

The Board requested staff review and propose terms for all boards and committees that did not have specific membership terms and/or term limits. The attached is a listing of all committees that fit that category. 

 

The attachment is set out in three tables.  The first table is a listing of committees on which only County representatives serve.  The second table is a listing of committees on which representatives from the County and City serve.  The third table is a listing of committees that have regional representation. 

 

Should you desire to set terms for the membership, the following is an option to consider:

 

One year terms Eligible to serve six consecutive one-year terms (total of 6 years)

Two year terms Eligible to serve three two-year terms (total 6 years)

Three year terms Eligible to serve two consecutive three-year terms (total of 6 years)

Four year terms Eligible to serve two consecutive four-year terms (total of 8 years)

Five year terms Eligible to service two consecutive five-year terms (total of 10 years)

 

For committees that currently have no established length of service, it is recommended that you set four-year terms and members be allowed to serve two consecutive four-year terms. 

 

If you decide to set terms for the membership, you should consider staggering the terms of the current members by designating an initial one-year, two-year, three-year or four-year initial term for each member.  The current members would then be eligible to serve additional terms as designated. 

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

 

 

Attachment

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