A Public Hearing on the following proposed Ordinances will be held before the Ordinance Committee on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. pursuant to Section 3.12 of the Charter via Zoom webinar
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When: Mar 11, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Ordinance Committee
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Matthew Reilly, Chair
Leanne Zarrella, JD
PROPOSED ORD. NO. 2-21-02 IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 2 CHAPTER 72 SECTION 060 OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON CODE OF ORDINANCES, 2005, ENTITLED “ADMINISTRATION AND PERSONNEL/JUVENILE HEARING BOARD” (Composition)
It is Ordained by the City of Cranston City Council as follows:
Section 1. Title 2 Chapter 72, Section 060 (2.72.060) entitled “Composition” is hereby amended by the following:
The membership of the board shall consist of [nine] seven regular members and [three] two alternates over the age of eighteen (18) years, to be appointed by the city council, all of whom shall be residents within the city [, and none shall be an elected official in any capacity or belong to or be appointed to any partisan organization in any city or town]. The regular members [currently] appointed to the board shall serve for [a] three-year terms [, ending December 1, 2004]. The two alternates appointed shall serve for one-year terms. No more than two of said regular members and alternates shall be an elected official in any capacity. [Thereafter, the city council shall appoint three members whose terms shall expire on December 1, 2007, and thereafter until his or her successor is appointed and qualified, two members whose terms shall expire on December 1, 2006, and thereafter until their successors are appointed and qualified, and two members whose terms shall expire on December 1, 2005, and thereafter until their successors are appointed and qualified. The three alternates shall be appointed for one-year terms to expire on December 1. During the month of November and annually thereafter, the city council shall appoint a member or members to succeed the member or members whose terms will then next expire, to serve for a term of three years, commencing on the first day of December, and thereafter until their successors are appointed and qualified.] In the event of a vacancy occurring in the office of a member by death, resignation or otherwise during said term, such vacancy shall be filled in like manner as the original appointment, but only for the remainder of the term of the former member. [On December 1, 2012, the board shall revert to seven (7) members.]
No member of the board shall be entitled to receive any compensation by reason of his or her service on the board. An attorney may be appointed by the board as an ex officio member by the chief judge of the family court.
The composition of the board shall consist of citizens of Cranston who have backgrounds in or related to the fields of education, probation and parole, human services, community youth programs, members of the clergy, former law enforcement or judicial officials, or any citizen who the council deems has the credentials that would be an asset to the board.
Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its final adoption.
Sponsored by: Councilwoman Marino and Councilman Donegan