Advises the City Council in matters pertaining to substance abuse and promotes the coordination of programs intended to prevent and eliminate the abuse of alcohol and other controlled substances. The City Council makes seven appointments to this ten member board. All members must have demonstrated an interest in and concern for substance and alcohol abuse problems in the community. In addition, one member must represent the health professions and one member must be a student under the age of twenty-five. The length of terms is three years, with vacancies occurring in October.
Sec. 2-316. Establishment of commission; objectives.
The substance abuse advisory commission of the City of Columbia is hereby established, and shall have the following purposes and objectives.
(1) To advise the city council in matters pertaining to substance abuse.
(2) To make recommendations intended to prevent and eliminate the abuse of alcohol and other controlled substances.
(3) To promote the coordination of programs directed towards the youth of the community intended to prevent and eliminate alcohol and substance abuse.
(4) To promote policies of inter-governmental cooperation in strengthening existing alcohol and drug abuse programs.
(Ord. No. 10788, § 1(2.2500), 11-18-85; Ord. No. 21571, § 1, 1-7-13)
Sec. 2-317. Members; terms.
(a) The commission shall be composed of ten (10) members with the following qualifications: One (1) member shall be a representative of the University of Missouri appointed by the chancellor of the University of Missouri – Columbia; one (1) member shall be a representative of the Columbia Police Department appointed by the city manager; one (1) member shall be a representative of the Columbia School District appointed by the superintendent of Columbia Public Schools; one (1) member shall be a healthcare professional; one (1) member shall be a student under the age of twenty-five (25); and the five (5) remaining members shall have demonstrated interest in and concern for substance and alcohol abuse problems in the community.
(b) The members shall be appointed for three-year terms, and shall serve without compensation. The first members of the commission shall be appointed for staggered terms as follows: Three (3) members three (3) years, three (3) members two (2) years, three (3) members one (1) year. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be for unexpired terms only.
(Ord. No. 10788, § 1(2.2510), 11-18-85; Ord. No. 10992, § 1, 4-21-86; Ord. No. 17603, § 1, 3-3-03; Ord. No. 20254, § 1, 4-20-09; Ord. No. 21571, § 1, 1-7-13)
Sec. 2-318. Meetings; quorum; attendance.
The commission shall meet at the call of the chair as necessary in accordance with the rules and procedures established by the commission. A quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of not less than five (5) members. Any member who is absent from fifty (50) percent of the regular commission meetings held in a calendar year shall automatically forfeit the office. Any member who is absent from three (3) consecutive regular meetings shall automatically forfeit the office. It shall be the duty of the chair to promptly notify the council of the vacancy.
(Ord. No. 10788, § 1(2.2520), 11-18-85; Ord. No. 17603, § 1, 3-3-03; Ord. No. 19997, § 1, 7-21-08; Ord. No. 21571, § 1, 1-7-13)
Sec. 2-319. Election of officers; terms.
The commission shall elect from its members a chair, vice-chair, and secretary. The chair shall preside at all meetings, and in the absence of the chair or the chair's inability to preside, the vice-chair shall preside. The secretary shall keep a permanent record of the proceedings of the commission, and forward a report of such proceedings to the council. The commission shall establish its own rules and procedures.
(Ord. No. 10788, § 1(2.2530), 11-18-85; Ord. No. 17603, § 1, 3-3-03; Ord. No. 21571, § 1, 1-7-13)