§ 2. Term; Leadership And Duties; Membership  


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  • A. Term. The term of the Commission shall be for a full calendar year commencing on January 1 and ending on December 31 ("Commission Term"). The term of each Commission member shall be in accordance with the Charter.

    B. Selection of Commission Leadership. The following leadership positions shall be elected at the first regularly scheduled meeting of each Commission Term by a majority vote of the members of the Commission: (i) Chair; and (ii) Vice-Chair.

    C. Duties of the Chair. The duties of the Chair shall be:

    1. To preside at all regularly scheduled and special meetings of the Commission;

    2. To decide all points of procedure, unless otherwise directed by a majority vote of the members of the Commission;

    3. To sign the meeting minutes of the Commission; and,

    4. Those duties otherwise set forth herein.

    D. Duties of the Vice-Chair. The Vice-Chair shall assume all of the duties of the Chair in the Chair's absence or incapacity.

    E. Secretary. The secretary for the Commission ("Secretary") shall be an employee of the City of Cincinnati Department of City Planning and Buildings who shall be selected by the Director of the Department of City Planning and Buildings. The Secretary shall be the point of contact between the Commission and the public and the Commission and planning staff. The Secretary shall have the specific duties set forth herein.

    F. Absence of Commission Leadership. In the absence of the Chair and the Vice-Chair at a meeting, a majority of the members of the Commission shall elect a temporary Chair who shall assume the role of the Chair solely for purposes of that meeting.

    G. Membership. The membership of the Commission shall be governed by Art. VII, § 2 of the Charter. The term of each Commission member shall be governed by Art. VII, § 2 of the Charter.

    H. Committee Appointments. The Chair may appoint standing or special committees of the Commission at his or her election. Each standing or special committee shall be made up of at least four (4) members and shall have a chair and a vice chair. The membership and leadership of such committees shall be appointed by the Chair in his or her sole discretion. Standing or special committees shall not have any authority to take any action to bind the Commission. All meetings of the standing or special committees of the Commission shall be open to the public except as provided by Ohio law.