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ORDINANCE NO. 6066 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ANAHEIM ADDING NEW <br />SECTION 1.04.396 TO, AND REPEALING SUBSECTION .060 <br />OF SECTION 1.04.450 OF, CHAPTER 1.04 OF TITLE 1 OF <br />THE ANAHEIM MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO REMOVAL <br />OF BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS DUE TO <br />EXCESSIVE ABSENCES FROM MEETINGS <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ANAHEIM DOES HEREBY ORDAIN <br />AS FOLLOWS: <br />SECTION 1. <br />That new Section 1.04.396 be, and the same is hereby, added to Chapter <br />1.04 of Title 1 of the Anaheim Municipal Code to read as follows: <br />"1.04.396 REMOVAL OF BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS DUE TO <br />EXCESSIVE ABSENCES FROM MEETINGS. <br />.010 If a member of any City board or commission shall be absent without cause <br />from three (3) or more consecutive meetings of the board or commission on which such <br />member serves, or shall be absent without cause from five (5) or more meetings within any <br />twelve (12) month period, the secretary or staff liaison to such board or commission shall <br />immediately file a written report thereof with the City Clerk who shall schedule consideration <br />of the possible removal of such member as an agenda item at the next regular meeting of <br />the City Council thereafter. Such board or commission member shall be subject to removal <br />by the affirmative votes of a majority of the total membership of the City Council. <br />.020 An absence shall be considered an absence for cause if either (1) the <br />member informs the chairperson or the City staff liaison of such City board or commission <br />of such member's intended absence at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of the <br />meeting, or (2) such absence is due to unforeseeable and unavoidable circumstances <br />which circumstances are orally reported and explained by the member at the next regular <br />meeting of the board or commission following such absence, or which are reported and <br />explained in writing to the secretary and staff liaison of the board or commission prior to the <br />next regular meeting of the board or commission. <br />.030 Nothing contained in this section shall be deemed to limit the power of the <br />City Council to remove any member of any City board or commission at any time, with or <br />without cause. <br />.040 For purposes of this section, the term 'City board or commission' shall mean <br />and include any board or commission of the City of Anaheim whose members are <br />appointed by the City Council as specified in Article IX of the City Charter or as otherwise <br />created by formal action of the City Council, including the members of any board created by <br />a joint exercise of powers agreement to which the City is a party and pursuant to which the <br />City Council has the power to appoint at least a majority of the board members. <br />