Membership and Appointment

  1. Membership is restricted to bona fide residents of the city. 
  2. Membership is restricted to a maximum of seven members. The commission shall also include two alternates, to be designated as the first and second alternate members. These alternate members shall sit and may actively participate in hearings. The first alternate shall vote if a member of the board is unable to serve at a hearing. In the absence of the first alternate member, the second alternate member shall serve in the position of the first alternate. No member or alternate may vote on any matter before the board unless they have attended all hearings concerning such matter. 
  3. The members shall be appointed by the mayor from a group of prominent and actively interested citizens.