§ 2. Leadership and Governance  


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  • A. Chair. A Chair shall be elected by the Board at the first regularly scheduled meeting of each calendar year, or as necessary upon the resignation or removal of the Chair, by a majority vote of the Board members present at the meeting. The Chair shall preside over all regularly scheduled and special hearings of the Board; decide all points of procedure, unless otherwise set forth herein; and sign written decisions of the Board.

    B. Vice-Chair. A Vice-Chair shall be elected at the first regularly scheduled meeting of each calendar year, or as necessary upon the resignation or removal of the Vice-Chair, by a majority vote of the Board members present at the meeting. The Vice-Chair shall assume all of the duties of the Chair in their absence or incapacity.

    C. Secretary. The secretary for the Board ("Secretary") shall be an employee of the City of Cincinnati Department of City Planning and Buildings selected by the Director of the Department of City Planning and Buildings. The Secretary shall be the point of contact on all matters before the Board. The Secretary shall have the duties set forth herein. If the Secretary provides testimony on the record at a hearing, the Secretary shall be sworn as a witness.

    D. Absence of Board Leadership. In the absence or incapacity of the Chair and the Vice-Chair at a meeting, a majority of the Board members present at the meeting shall elect a temporary Vice-Chair who shall assume the role of the Vice-Chair during the absence or incapacity.

    E. Alternate Members. Alternate members shall be appointed and shall serve in the manner set forth in Article XXV, §11 of the Administrative Code.