Prior to the adoption of Ord. 22005 on 03/17/2014, Section 2-251 read as follows.

    There is hereby established the Boone County Community Human Services Advisory Commission 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 human service needs of the citizens of Columbia and Boone County. This process would include the awareness of existing social human 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 department of public health and human services , a comprehensive plan for the City of 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 commission.

(4)    Review, as necessary, the provision of social human services in the City of Columbia and Boone County and recommend measures for increasing effectiveness and efficiency whenever possible.

(5)    Maintain liaison with and r R eview the actions of local, state and federal government and other funding sources having an effect, on social human services in Columbia and Boone County, and develop strategies for providing input into any decisions affecting Columbia 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 Human 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 Boone County.

Editor's note--Ord. No. 21571, § 1, adopted January 7, 2013, recodified Article V.  The previous applicable sections were Sections 2-265 - 2-270.