Section 101-505 Ord. 16613; Abolishing the Computer Advisory Committee; Establishing the Internet Citizens Advisory Group; Adopting a Statement of Purpose for the City's Web Page


Ordinance No.            16613              Council Bill No.           B 307-00            

AN ORDINANCE

abolishing the Computer Advisory Committee; establishing the Internet Citizens Advisory Group; adopting a Statement of Purpose for the City’s web page; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  Division 12 of Article V of Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri relating to the Computer Advisory Committee is hereby repealed.

    SECTION 2.  A new Division 12 of Article V of Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri is hereby enacted as follows:

DIVISION 12.  INTERNET CITIZENS ADVISORY GROUP

Sec. 2-375.  Established.

The Internet Citizens Advisory Group is hereby established.

Sec. 2-375.1.  Duties and Objectives.

The Internet Citizens Advisory Group shall make recommendations to the city staff
and the city council on resource priority for the city’s effective utilization of the Internet.  The Internet Citizens Advisory Group shall serve as a focus group to assess the user friendliness and effectiveness of the city’s Internet activities.  The group shall submit an annual report to the city council.  

Sec. 2-375.2. Membership.

The Internet Citizens Advisory Group shall consist of seven (7) members appointed by the city council.  Two (2) of the initial members shall serve a term of one (1) year, two (2) a term of two years, and three (3) a term of three years.  Thereafter, appointments shall be for terms of three (3) years, except that appointments to fill vacancies shall be for unexpired terms only.  Members shall serve without compensation.  

Sec. 2-375.3.  Officers; meetings; staff support.

The group shall elect from its members a chair, vice-chair and secretary.  The chair shall preside at meetings.  If the chair is absent or unable to preside, the vice-chair shall preside.  The secretary shall keep a permanent record of the proceedings of the group.  The city manager shall provide the group with information and staff needed for the group to make informed recommendations to the city staff and city council.

    SECTION 3.  The City Council adopts the following Statement of Purpose for the City’s web page:

The City of Columbia’s web page is a channel for conducting business and bi-directional communications with the City’s current and potential residents, visitors, employees, and businesses.  The City’s web page is cross promoted through other city communications channels to provide timely, accurate, and easy to obtain information about Columbia City Government, its programs, processes and issues facing it.  The City will conduct business through its web page as a supplement to other conduits for recruiting, scheduling, registering, permitting, routine transactions for city services, and purchasing of goods and services.

    SECTION 4.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 18th day of September, 2000.