Chapter 2 ADMINISTRATION*
Section 2-303 Duties; staff liaison.
The commission shall have the following duties and authority:
Tracking measuring and reporting. The commission shall conduct periodic reviews and,
beginning in December 2009, issue an annual report on the progress of visioning implementation
to the community. This report shall also include a summary and analysis of the commission's
own efforts in the areas set forth below. The commission shall, by March 31, 2009, select an
initial reporting format and identify the information to be tracked and included in such report.
The annual progress report shall be provided to the city council and made available to the public.
Coordination with other governmental boards, commissions, departments and
nongovernmental entities. The commission shall have the authority to solicit the cooperation of
other boards and commissions in the city and throughout the region as needed to assist with its
reporting and other duties, and also to solicit and receive information from other entities involved
in visioning implementation.
Recommendation of implementation tasks. Beginning one year after the city council's
approval of the initial implementation report as provided in section 2-533, and every two years
thereafter, the commission shall, after seeking the input of other city boards, commissions, and
departments, recommend implementation tasks to be undertaken over the two years following the
period covered in the then effective implementation report, and the additional resources needed
to accomplish such tasks. In preparing these recommendations, the commission shall also
coordinate with other relevant boards and commissions, including the Boone County
Commission, and with the city manager's office. A discussion draft of the commission's
recommendations should be (i) posted for public comment for at least thirty (30) days, (ii)
revised as may be appropriate to incorporate comments received, and (iii) included in the
progress report provided for in subsection (a).
Public education and outreach. The commission should offer public programs on the
visioning process, track the groups involved in various implementation tasks, and work to recruit
a diverse participant base in such tasks. The commission may, as independent resources become
available, either on its own or in conjunction with others, operate a website that is separate from
the city website for the purposes of public education, outreach and engagement.
Convening of public dialogues. The commission shall convene community-wide
dialogues at five-year intervals, beginning in 2014, to review the vision and the progress being
made in implementation. These dialogues shall be structured in a way that is consistent with the
principles of inclusiveness and transparency. The commission may in its discretion also convene
dialogues to address conflicts that arise within the community over implementation of different
goals or strategies, including disputes that arise over the allocation of scarce resources. The
commission may request that the city hire facilitators to help with such dialogues.
Fundraising and administration. The commission shall have the authority to seek grants
and other funds to be used to offset the costs of its work and to aid in the administration of
visioning implementation efforts by citizen and other groups. The city shall serve as the fiscal
agent for any such funds.
Incidental authority. The commission shall have such other authority as may be assigned
by the city council from time to time and shall act in an advisory capacity in making
recommendations to improve the ongoing process of visioning implementation.
Staff liaison. The city manager shall appoint a staff liaison to work with the commission.
Editor's note--Ord. No. 21571, § 1, adopted January 7, 2013, recodified Article V. The previous
applicable sections were Sections 2-525 - 2-534.
(Ord. 21571, Amended, 01/07/2013)