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Amendments to Various City Committees and City Council Policy A -6 <br />November 27, 2012 <br />Page 3 <br />The proposed changes in membership and purpose /responsibilities from the <br />Coastal /Bay Water Quality Citizens Advisory Committee to the Water Quality /Coastal <br />Tidelands Management Committee are reflected in Resolution No. 2012 -116 <br />(Attachment B). <br />Environmental Quality Affairs Citizens Advisory Committee: <br />The Task Force is proposing to amend the Environmental Quality Affairs Citizens <br />Advisory Committee and to reestablish it as the Environmental Quality Affairs <br />Committee. The Environmental Quality Affairs Committee would consist of seven <br />members from various geographical areas of the City appointed by the City Council and <br />two non - voting Council Members appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the <br />City Council. The Mayor will also appoint one of the two non - voting Council Members <br />as the Chair of the committee. All appointments will occur in January. The seven <br />members appointed by the City Council would serve a four -year term with a limit of two <br />consecutive terms. The two non - voting Council Members would each serve a one -year <br />term. The committee will meet as needed to consider issues referred to the Committee <br />by the City Council. The committee would be subject to the open meeting laws of the <br />Ralph M. Brown Act. <br />The change from the Environmental Quality Affairs Citizens Advisory Committee to the <br />Environmental Quality Affairs Committee is reflected in Resolution No. 2012 -117 <br />(Attachment C). <br />Special Events Advisory Committee (SEAC): <br />The Task Force is proposing to disestablish SEAC; however, in its absence, staff will <br />conduct the initial application review process and hear presentations. Staff <br />recommendations will then be presented to the Finance Committee who will make <br />recommendations to the City Council. The applications will be considered by category <br />(e.g., charity, athletic, community, etc.). <br />The proposed disestablishment of SEAC can be memorialized with the approval of <br />Resolution No. 2012 -118 (Attachment D). <br />City Council Policy A -6 (Open Meeting Policies) <br />The first City Council meeting at the new Civic Center will be held on December 11, <br />2012, and Charter Section 407 (Regular Meetings) and Charter Section 409 (Place of <br />Meetings) were approved with the passage of Measure EE (Various Charter <br />Amendments) at the November 6, 2012 General Municipal Election. Charter Section <br />407 states, in part, that the City Council will conduct two meetings per month except in <br />the months of August and December when there shall be at least one regular meeting in <br />August and one regular meeting in December. Charter Section 409 states, in part, that <br />all regular meetings shall be held in the Council Chambers of the City Hall. <br />3 <br />