Los Angeles County Ordiance 3.16

CITIZENS' ECONOMY AND EFFICIENCY COMMISSION

3.16.010 Created.
There is continued a Los Angeles County citizens economy and efficiency commission, hereinafter in this chapter referred to as the "commission." (Ord. 11196 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 4099 Art. 109 20701, 1942.)

3.16.020 Purpose.
The commission was formed and continues for the purpose of improving government economy, efficiency and effectiveness. (Ord. 11196 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 4099 Art. 109 20702, 1942.)

3.16.030 Members.
The commission shall consist of 21 members. All members shall be appointed by the board of supervisors. (Ord. 11796 1, 1978: Ord. 11196 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 4099 Art. 109 20703, 1942.)

3.16.040 Nomination by board.
Each board member shall nominate four persons for appointment to the commission. The 21st member of the commission shall be the foreperson of the newly retired grand jury. If the foreperson declines appointment or, following appointment becomes unable to serve, the Supervising Judge, Criminal Courts Division, Los Angeles Superior Court shall nominate another member of any former grand jury to be appointed. (Ord. 97-0031 1, 1997: Ord. 11196 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 4099 Art. 109 20704, 1942.)

3.16.050 Qualifications for members.
The board, in appointing members to the commission shall, insofar as possible, appoint individuals based on the following criteria: A. Members should not be in a position to augment their income or promote their special interests through membership on the commission; B. Members should be broadly representative of the community; C. Members should be knowledgeable, active or interested in community affairs, and should be available for at least two or three half-days a month for commission and task force meetings and commission work; D. No member of the commission should be a county employee. (Ord. 11196 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 4099 Art. 109 20705, 1942.)

3.16.060 Term of service.
A. The member who is the foreperson or other duly appointed member, of any retired county grand jury shall serve a one-year term commencing September 1st and until his/her successor is duly appointed and qualifies. B. All other members shall serve a two-year term commencing September 1st. Each member shall serve until his successor is duly appointed and qualifies. C. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the members of the commission shall serve subject to the right of the board to remove any member at its pleasure. (Ord. 97-0031 2, 1997: Ord. 12299 3, 1981; Ord. 11196 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 4099 Art. 109 20706, 1942.)

3.16.070 Vacancy filling.
Upon a vacancy occurring in the commission, and upon the expiration of the term of office of any member, a successor shall be appointed by the board. When a vacancy occurs for any reason other than the expiration of a term of office, the appointee to fill such vacancy shall hold office for the unexpired term of his predecessor. (Ord. 11196 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 4099 Art. 109 20707, 1942.)

3.16.080 Meetings.
The commission shall meet not less than once a month, unless cancelled by the chairperson because there is not enough business to conduct. (Ord. 11196 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 4099 Art. 109 20712, 1942.)

3.16.090 Compensation.
Commission members shall receive no compensation for attendance at commission meetings. (Ord. 11196 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 4099 Art. 109 20710, 1942.)

3.16.100 Staff.
The staff of the commission shall be those individuals designated in the current salary ordinance of the county of Los Angeles or employed by the county by contract. (Ord. 11196 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 4099 Art. 109 20711, 1942.)

3.16.110 Self-government -- Meetings.
By a vote of not less than a majority of the commissioners who have been appointed and qualified, the commission shall prepare and adopt rules and regulations for the internal government of its business, including the obligations and responsibilities of its officers and members, and designate the time and place of holding its meetings, provided that such rules and regulations are not inconsistent with Ordinance 4099 or any other ordinance or statute. A quorum shall exist if a majority of the commissioners who have been appointed and qualified are present. (Ord. 94-0004 1, 1994: Ord. 11196 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 4099 Art. 109 20713, 1942.)

3.16.120 Duties -- Designated.
The commission at the request of the board, or on its own initiative, shall examine any operation of county government and submit recommendations to the board directed toward improving government economy, efficiency and effectiveness. (Ord. 11196 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 4099 Art. 109 20708, 1942.)

3.16.130 Duties -- Priorities.
The commission in performing its duties shall give a first priority to matters assigned to the commission by the board. (Ord. 11196 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 4099 Art. 109 20709, 1942.)

3.16.140 Sunset review date.
This chapter shall remain in effect until July 1, 2006, and as of that date is repealed, unless such date is earlier modified or extended by ordinance. (Ord. 2001-0077 1, 2001.)





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