The purpose of this chapter is to establish uniform policies for City boards and commissions and to establish a process for review to ensure that the organization is efficient and nonbureaucratic. It is further to assure public access to all meetings of such boards and commissions.
It shall also be a statement of the Council that all committees are creatures of the legislative body and shall not be deemed independent or autonomous to the legislative body.
A. All committees of the City of Snohomish shall be created by ordinance of the City Council and shall contain a statement of purpose and need.
B. There shall be only four (4) types of committees in the City of Snohomish and they shall have the following purposes:
1. Standing Committees. Such committees are established to conduct business delegated by the legislative body (City Council) and may be authorized by separate state statue or City ordinance. Example of a standing committee is the Planning Commission.
2. Special Committees. Such committees are to investigate a special subject and report back to the City Council. An example is the Midtown Planning Commission.
3. Citizen Advisory Committees. Such committees are to promote citizen, community member, property owner and business owner participation on a particular subject or function. An example is the Public Safety Commission.
4. Council Committees. A Councilmember shall chair Council committees and serve the purposes established by RCW Title 35A. (Ord. 2409, 2021)