Section 2-346 Disabilities commission; establishment, composition, terms.

    (a)    An advisory commission to be known as the Columbia Disabilities Commission is hereby established. The commission shall be composed of the city's ADA coordinator and twelve (12) members appointed by the mayor and approved by the city council. Seven (7) members shall be persons with significant disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Two (2) members shall own or operate businesses in the Columbia area. Three (3) members shall have particular knowledge or experience in providing services to individuals with disabilities or an interest in the welfare of the city residents with disabilities. All appointed members shall be residents of the city.

    (b)    Members shall serve three-year staggered terms. In order to establish staggered terms, four (4) members of the initial board shall be appointed to one-year terms, four (4) shall be appointed to two-year terms and four (4) shall be appointed to three-year terms. After the initial appointment, all members shall be appointed for three-year terms, except that appointments to fill vacancies shall be for unexpired terms only. Members shall serve until their replacements are appointed.

Editor's note--Ord. No. 21571, § 1, adopted January 7, 2013, recodified Article V.  The previous applicable sections were Sections 2-375.03 - 2-375.05.


(Ord. 21571, Amended, 01/07/2013, Prior Text; Ord. 17522, Amended, 12/02/2002, Prior Text)