Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17658 on 04/21/2003, Section 17-17 read as follows.

    The commission shall meet regularly at such times and places as the commission shall determine. A quorum for the transaction of business at such meetings shall be a majority of the appointed and acting members of such commission. Any commission member having three (3) unscheduled absences without just cause within a period of one year, or who shall be continuously absent from meetings for any reason for a period of four (4) consecutive months (when regular meetings have been held in such four (4) months) without prior city council consent, shall automatically forfeit his office. The chair of the commission is authorized to excuse any member from attendance at a commission meeting; provided, that the member requested to be excused before the meeting.  Any member who is absent, without being excused, from twenty-five percent of the regular commission meetings held in a calendar year shall automatically forfeit the office.  Any member who is absent, without being excused, from three consecutive regular meetings shall automatically forfeit the office. It shall be the duty of the chairman of the board commission to promptly notify the city council of the vacancy.

(Code 1964, § 2.880(2))