Chapter 2 ADMINISTRATION*
Section 2-251 Establishment of commisison; powers and duties.
There is hereby established the
Services Commission whose purpose is to advise the
city council in all matters regarding the planning and contracting for human service programs to
adequately meet the needs of the citizens of the City of Columbia, especially the low-income. To
meet this responsibility, the commission shall:
(1) Determine the
service needs of the citizens of Columbia. This process would include
the awareness of existing
services and of any proposed changes in programs and funding
which would affect the community.
(2) Prepare each year, in conjunction with the
department of public health and human services
a comprehensive plan for
the City of
Columbia which outlines the needs and services essential to
meet those needs. The commission shall encourage and seek public input in the discussion and
decision-making process. The plan shall include the recommended amount of funds to be
allocated for each service and shall be reviewed by and subject to approval of the city council.
(3) Recommend to the city council the appropriate providers of the approved services,
including the quality, quantity and cost of each service. Recommendations shall be submitted to
the city council. No requests for funding of human services shall be considered by the city
council without accompanying written recommendations from the commission.
(4) Review, as necessary, the provision of
services in Columbia and recommend
measures for increasing effectiveness and efficiency whenever possible.
eview the actions of
state and federal government and other funding sources having
an effect on
services in Columbia and develop strategies for providing input into any
(6) Exercise such other powers and duties as the city council may from time to
(7) The provisions of this section related to the powers and duties of the
Commission do not apply to funding requests, activities or services administered by or under the
supervision of any department of the City of Columbia.
Editor's note--Ord. No. 21571, § 1, adopted January 7, 2013, recodified Article V. The previous
applicable sections were Sections 2-265 - 2-270.
(Ord. No. 22005, § 1, 3-17-14)
(Ord. 22005, Amended, 03/17/2014, Prior Text; Ord. 21571, Amended, 01/07/2013, Prior Text; Ord. 21495, Amended, 11/05/2012, Prior Text; Ord. 17798, Amended, 08/18/2003, Prior Text; Ord. 17522, Amended, 12/02/2002, Prior Text; Ord. 15790, Amended, 10/19/1998, Prior Text)