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ORD 19-871ORDINANCE NO. 19-871 AN ORDINANCE of the City of Federal Way, Washington, creating a Senior Advisory Commission. WHEREAS, the City of Federal Way is a non -charter code city pursuant to Title 35A RCW; and WHEREAS, programs and activities for seniors are important to the welfare of the citizens of Federal Way and engagement with, communicating with, outreach to, and understanding the needs of seniors is important to the City of Federal Way. NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FEDERAL WAY, WASHINGTON, DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Seiijor, Advisor Coniniissioii Created. The City hereby creates the Senior Advisory Commission. Section 2. Purpose. The Senior Advisory Commission's purpose is to advise City Council, the Mayor, and city staff on policies, community engagement, and delivery of senior citizens programs and to provide outreach to the community. The commission shall identify issues related to senior citizens in the community by working with residents, service providers, City Council, the Mayor's office, and city staff. Section 3. Meinbersh „ll.. (1) The Senior Advisory Commission shall consist of up to nine members and three alternate members appointed by the City Council. An alternate member may serve as a voting member when a quorum of the commission is not otherwise present and as outlined in the commission bylaws. Ordinance No. 19-871 Page 1 ()J'4 (2) The Senior Advisory Commission shall serve without compensation. (3) Each member shall serve a term of three years except that the first commissioners and alternates shall be appointed for different terms as follows: Three commissioners and one alternate to serve for a period of one year, three commissioners and one alternate to serve for a period of two years, three commissioners and one alternate to serve for a period of three years. The City Council shall annually appoint new members to fill the expiring terms on the Senior Advisory Commission. If, for any reason, a vacancy occurs during the term of a Senior Advisory Commission member or alternate, the City Council shall appoint a new member to fill the unexpired term. The City Council may remove a Senior Advisory Commission member or alternate at any time if the City Council determines that member is not fulfilling his or her responsibilities to the satisfaction of City Council. (4) All members of the commission shall serve until their successors are duly appointed by City Council. (5) Persons appointed to serve on the commission shall reside within the incorporated city limits. Section 4. Officers Bylaws Staff The city's Senior Advisory Commission shall elect its officers, including a chair and vice chair and such other officers as it may deem necessary. Such officers shall occupy their respective offices for a period of one year. The commission shall adopt bylaws and operate in accordance with its bylaws. The Mayor shall appoint staff as the Mayor deems appropriate to assist the commission in the preparation of its reports and records as are necessary for the operation of the commission. Ordinance No. 19-871 Verge 2 Qf 4 Section 5 lc�lor�siLa�ilitis. The Senior Advisory Commission will: (1) Meet periodically according to its bylaws, but no less than once per quarter. (2) Keep a written record of its proceedings. (3) Consult with and recommend to the City Council and city staff on matters pertaining to senior citizen participation in programs, policy matters, legislative agendas for state law makers, and any other matters that affect senior citizens. (4) Encourage and promote activities meeting the needs of senior citizens. (5) Evaluate communication strategies and determine effective strategies for communicating the senior citizens' communities. (6) Formulate a yearly work plan. (7) Present an annual report to the City Council. Section 66. Severabil:it. Should any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this ordinance, or its application to any person or situation, be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance or its application to any other person or situation. The City Council of the City of Federal Way hereby declares that it would have adopted this ordinance and each section, subsection, sentence, clauses, phrase, or portion thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, phrases, or portions be declared invalid or unconstitutional. Section 7. Corrections. The City Clerk and the codifiers of this ordinance are authorized to make necessary corrections to this ordinance including, but not limited to, the correction of scrivener/clerical errors, references, ordinance numbering, section/subsection numbers and any references thereto. Ordinance No. 19-871 Page 3 qf'4 Section 8. Ratification. Any act consistent with the authority and prior to the effective date of this ordinance is hereby ratified and affirmed. Section 9. Effective Date. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days from and after its passage and publication, as provided by law. PASSED by the City Council of the City of Federal Way this 18th day of June, 2019. CITY OF FEDERAL WAY: ._ ��� ......... _... ... l' 1 Ft, I ELL MAYOR ATTEST: OPNII C�O��..�U. RTNEY C, CITY CLER...K...m APPROVED AS TO FORM: RYAN CALL, CITY ATTORNEY FILED WITH THE CITY CLERK: 05/29/2019 PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL: 06/18/2019 PUBLISHED: 06/21/2019 EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/21/2019 ORDINANCE NO.: 19-871 Ordinance No. 19-871 Page 4 of 4