Golden, CO Community Sustainability Advisory Board
Type: Municipal Code
Status: Adopted via Ordinance No. 1789 in 2007
2.50 COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY BOARD
2.50.010 Creation and Appointment
There is created a Community Sustainability Advisory Board for the City, which board shall be comprised of seven members, each of whom shall be a resident of the City. The seven members shall be appointed by the Mayor, with approval of a majority of the City Council. All members shall serve without compensation.
Members shall serve terms of four years, except that upon the initial appointment by City Council, three members shall be randomly selected to serve initial terms of six years.
2.50.030 Authority to adopt procedures
The Sustainability Board shall have the authority to adopt Rules of Procedure governing its proceedings consistent with applicable requirements and provisions of the Golden Charter and Municipal Code, and will conduct all of its proceedings in accordance with such rules. The Rules of Procedure shall be posted and available to the public.
2.50.040 Composition of the board
The Mayor and City Council are encouraged to strive to represent the following interests in the appointments to the Board:
- (a) Three members of the community at large.
- (b) One member who is a professional in the sustainability industry (e.g., renewable energy production, energy efficiency).
- (c) One representative of a public research facility.
- (d) One representative of the education profession.
- (e) One small business owner, or a representative of a medium or large business.
The Rules of Procedure shall include the time and place of regularly scheduled meetings, which shall be open to the public. A record of all meetings will be kept at City Hall. The board may call special meetings, as it deems necessary, subject to public notice within reasonable time before the meetings. Such meetings shall be open to the public.
The board shall choose one of its members to act as chair and one member to serve as vice chair. The chair shall preside at all meetings of the board, except that in his/her absence, the vice chair shall preside. The City Manager shall provide a secretary to the board.
2.50.070 Duties of the board
(a) The primary purpose of the board is to assist the City in achieving the ten-year sustainability goals set by City Council in Resolution No. 1793, as may be amended from time to time.
(b) The board shall be responsible for securing commitment and assistance from as many residents, visitors, building owners, and business owners and their employees as possible, and to this end shall:
- i. Conduct all of its proceedings in such a manner as to secure broad public support.
- ii. Plan, organize and sponsor public educational initiatives.
- iii. Consider the need for public support when making recommendations to City Council.
- iv. Develop and monitor a community outreach and communication plan.
(c) The board shall keep the City Council advised of its progress and submit a written annual report to City Council and the community. The board shall prepare a ten-year plan to meet the goals in Resolution No. 1793.
(d) The board shall recommend to Council changes to the Golden Municipal Code related to the goals in Resolution No. 1793.
(e) Monitor and report on the City’s internal sustainability and environmental programs. Advise the City Manager on programs to improve that effort and additional efforts and their anticipated results.
(f) Provide leadership, monitoring, advice and reporting for City participation in state, national and international programs related to sustainability and improvement of the environment.
(g) Review the designs of all proposed City construction projects and make recommendations for environmental enhancements.
In carrying out its duties, the advisory board shall have authority to conduct open public hearings, conduct investigations, studies and surveys, prepare maps, charts, exhibits, and reports as shall be necessary for the promotion of public interest and understanding of its programs and plans. Whenever a public hearing is held before the Sustainability Advisory Board, public notice shall be posted on the City’s website and at such other location or venues as provided by City Council notice procedures, at least seven days in advance of the hearing.