Commissions study and report to the City Council on any matter referred to it for such action by the city council. Members of the commission are appointed for terms of four years commencing on January 1st (even years) of the year of appointment and terminating on December 31st of the fourth year thereafter. If vacancies occur, other than by expiration of term, they are filled by appointment for the unexpired portion of the term.
To be eligible for appointment as a member of the commission, the candidate must meet all of the following requirements:
(a) Maintain a current residence in the city;
(b) No felony convictions;
(c) File a city application;
(d) Submit a written resume of not more than two hundred words describing background, qualifications, and objectives in serving the commission.
The commission elects a chairperson and vice-chairperson from among its appointed members for one-year terms.
There are currently six commissions, one Mayor's Youth Council and three Ad Hoc Committees: