The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Board is to act as an advisory
board in the Recreation and Parks Division with regard to recreational
programs and facilities.
The Parks and Recreation Board shall act in an advisory capacity to
Council and the City Manager in matters pertaining to public recreation
and the acquisition, development, improvement and management of parks,
parkstrips and other City property. It shall conduct studies of existing
parks, recreational programs and facilities in the community, the need
for improvement and extension thereof, and the need and feasibility of
additional parks and recreation facilities and methods of financing the
same. It shall consider plans for the better coordination of
recreational facilities offered by various agencies in the community,
and for the better administration and utilization of such activities,
and shall report its findings and recommendations to Council and the
City Manager. It shall perform such other duties relative to parks and
recreational programs and activities as may, from time to time, be
delegated to it by Council.
City staff shall provide advice and technical support for the Parks and
Recreation Board, but do not work for the Board. Staff is to be treated
with respect and human dignity. Any breach or abuse of this may result
in dismissal by the City Council.
The City Council shall have the right to remove, for misfeasance,
malfeasance or nonfeasance, by a two-thirds vote of Council, any
appointed member of the Parks and Recreation Board. Members are expected
to be present at all meetings, if possible. If the member is unexcused
for two consecutive meetings, they may be removed from the Board with a
two-thirds vote of Council.