Question: Should section be amended to increase the number of members on the police Review Board to seven with the terms of the two new members to commence on August 8, 2009?

Proposed Language:

§ 115-2     Police Review Board

The Police Review Board shall consist of seven (7) members appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Council. The five members of the Police Review Board holding the office as of the effective date of this section may continue in office for the remainder of their terms. Two additional members shall be appointed for terms commencing on August 8, 2009.Terms of office for members of the Police Review Board shall be for four years. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments for the unexpired term.

The executive head of the police force may remove any member of the Board, upon notice and hearing, for neglect of duty or malfeasance in office.

Members of the Board shall receive compensation as may be established by the Council.

The Mayor shall designate annually one member of the board to serve as its chair.

The Board shall appoint personnel as its staff as it deems necessary.

Failure of the Council to act on a mayoral appointment within thirty (30) days of its submission shall constitute approval of the appointment.