Chapter 2 ADMINISTRATION*
Section 2-251 Establishment of commisison; powers and duties.
There is hereby established the Boone County Community Services
whose purpose is to advise the city council and county commission 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 and Boone County, especially the low-income. To meet this
responsibility, the commission shall:
(1) Determine the social service needs of the citizens of Columbia
and Boone County. This
process would include the awareness of existing social services and of any proposed changes in
programs and funding which would affect the community.
(2) Prepare each year, in conjunction with the office of community
services, a comprehensive
plan for Columbia and Boone County 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
and county commission.
(3) Recommend to the city council and county commission the appropriate
providers of the
approved services, including the quality, quantity and cost of each service. Recommendations
shall be submitted to the city council and county commission as a part of the annual budget
process. No requests for funding of human services shall be considered by the city council or
county commission without accompanying written recommendations from the advisory
(4) Review, as necessary, the provision of social services in
the City of Columbia and Boone
County and recommend measures for increasing effectiveness and efficiency whenever possible.
(5) Maintain liaison with and review the actions of state and
federal government and other
funding sources having an effect, on social services in Columbia and Boone County, and develop
strategies for providing input into any decisions affecting the city or county.
(6) Exercise such other powers and duties as the city council
and/or county commission may
from time to time direct.
(7) The provisions of this section related to the powers and
duties of the Boone County
Community Services Advisory Commission do not apply to funding requests, activities or
services administered by or under the supervision of any department of the City of Columbia or
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. 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)