The following would be repealed and replaced by the Open Government Amendment
COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARDS
601. DESIGNATION OF COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD DISTRICTS
Within one year after the effective date of this charter, the mayor shall submit to council a recommended division of the City into community advisory board districts for the purpose of establishing community advisory boards. The division shall be in accordance with the following criteria:
a. In designing districts, the mayor shall consider areas of the City recognized as neighborhoods because of historical, geographic or other factors.
b. Each community advisory board district shall consist of an entire voting district or contiguous undivided voting districts. Council may reject or adopt the mayor's recommendations but shall adopt, by ordinance, only a division recommended by the mayor.
602. ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARDS
Council shall, by ordinance, designate and establish a community advisory board, after receipt of a petition for establishment of a community advisory board for a district designated by ordinance under section 601 which is signed by the qualified electors residing within the district at least equal to ten percent of those who voted in the last preceding municipal election.
603. ORGANIZATION OF A COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD
An ordinance establishing a community advisory board shall prescribe its organization, including the number of board members and other offices as stated in a general ordinance adopted in accordance with this section. Various community advisory boards may have different number of members, and community advisory board districts may contain differing populations, but throughout the City each elected member of a community advisory board shall represent approximately the same number of residents of a community advisory board district. Following each federal census, the mayor shall promptly review each community advisory board district and recommend changes to council in the number of elected members of community advisory boards needed to maintain equality. Council shall then amend the appropriate community advisory board ordinance so that equality is maintained in this regard. In addition to elected members, each community advisory board shall have delegated board members appointed or elected by community organizations of the district. The number of delegated board members and the recognition of community organizations shall be as stated in the general ordinance, which shall also provide for periodic review of the recognition of community organizations. A delegated board member shall have a vote equal to that of an elected board member.
604. ELECTION AND QUALIFICATIONS OF COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Each elected member of a community advisory board shall be chosen at a municipal election to serve for a term of two years. An elected member shall take office on the first Monday of January following the election. No member of a community advisory board shall have held, with the year immediately preceding commencement of a term, any other elected position with the city, county or state governments. No person who was a candidate for city or county office may be a member of a community advisory board until after the expiration of one year following the election in which that person was a candidate. Elected community advisory board members shall reside in the community board district which they serve.
605. POWERS AND DUTIES OF COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARDS
The powers and duties of each community advisory board shall be:
a. to review and advise council and the mayor on proposed zoning changes in the district;
b. to review and advise council and the mayor on the social and physical plans for the district;
c. to review and advise council and the mayor on the distribution of city services to the district;
d. to meet annually with the mayor and council to discuss problems, needs and public affairs of the districts;
e. to mandate, by a majority vote of all its members, a meeting within two weeks with the appropriate head of a major administrative unit of the City to discuss a specific district problem. Council may, by ordinance, give additional powers and duties to community advisory boards. Each community advisory board shall hold public meetings, after reasonable public notice within the district, not less than four times each year to afford an opportunity to district residents to make known their views and needs.
606. PROCEDURES OF COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARDS
Council shall, by general ordinance, prescribe procedures for the exercise of the powers and duties of community advisory boards.
607. FUNDS AND EXPENSES OF COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARDS
Community advisory boards shall receive no grants from city tax funds and community advisory board members shall serve without compensation. Community advisory boards may, however, accept donations and grants from any other source.
608. REVISION OF COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARDS
Council may, upon receipt of a petition with signatures as required in section 602, amend the appropriate ordinance to revise the organization and procedures of a community advisory board. District boundaries shall be revised only as provided by section 601.
609. DISSOLUTION OF COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARDS
Council may, by ordinance, dissolve all community advisory boards as of the end of any fiscal year. A particular community advisory board shall be dissolved only by a petition signed by the same number of qualified electors residing in the community advisory board district required by section 602 and an ordinance adopted after a public hearing by council with public notice to that community advisory board district.