Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17658 on 04/21/2003, Section 26-83 read as follows.


     There is hereby established a convention and visitors advisory board. The board shall consist of twelve (12) members. Five (5) members shall be owners or operators of hotels or motels within the city limits. All board members shall have demonstrated by past activities an interest in the convention and tourism business. They shall be appointed and shall serve two-year terms unless sooner removed; provided, however, that the city council may, by initial appointment, stagger the terms of the board members as it may deem appropriate. The chair of the board is authorized to excuse any member from attendance at a board meeting; provided, that the member requested to be excused before the meeting.  Any member who is absent, without being excused, from twenty-five percent of the regular board meetings held in a calendar year shall automatically forfeit the office.  Any member who is absent, without being excused, from three consecutive regular meetings shall automatically forfeit the office. It shall be the duty of the chair to promptly notify the council of the vacancy.

(Code 1964, § 11.1442; Ord. No. 16297, § 1, 12/20/99)