PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO SECTION 3.23 OF THE CITY CHARTER
The people of the City of Albany modify Section 3.23 of the City Charter to read as follows:
Section 3.23 APPOINTEE PROCEDURES.
a. Except as otherwise provided in this Charter, all members of commissions, boards, committees, task forces, or any other similar bodies, who are appointed by the Mayor or by individual Council members,
shall be appointed to a term concurrent with the full term of the appointing Council member shall serve for a term lasting until the next general municipal election, unless reappointed. This requirement includes those ratified by the City Council as a whole. In the case of appointments made by the Council as a whole, and where the Mayor or individual Council members do not make nominations, the terms shall extend until the next general municipal election, unless otherwise established by ordinance or resolution. In the event a Council member ceases to serve a full term for any reason, the appointees of that Council member may be replaced or re-appointed by the successor Council member and the new appointee shall serve until the next general municipal election. The City Council may establish by ordinance or resolution provisions for the orderly transition between terms of appointees after the election or appointment of Council members. The City Council may establish a committee, commission board, task force, or other advisory body with a limited time frame of less than two years. In such case, the term of the appointees shall coincide with the time frame established by the City Council.
Procedures and policies for appointment, renewal, terms and qualifications of appointees, not inconsistent with this Charter, may be established by ordinance or resolution of the Council.
b. The City Council shall establish by ordinance or resolution a policy, to be applied equally to all appointees, for automatic removal due to excessive absenteeism, conviction for a felony, or for failure to maintain a residence in Albany unless Council specifically provides for non-resident members.
c. Any other removal shall be only for cause and then only by a majority vote of the City Council. Appointees shall be notified of such cause, in writing, at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the vote of the City Council.