Purpose and definitions. As related to corporate, municipal, governmental, or public purposes and for the security, peace, health, and good government of the city, boards, authorities, commissions, committees, or other similar bodies may be created in the City to perform duties including, but not limited to, making studies, conducting research and investigations, holding hearings, and preparing recommendations as to City functions or needed ordinances and resolutions.
LEGISLATION and REPORTS
There are various pieces of legislation that govern the creation and management of a BACE. The corresponding reports reflect current and proposed appointments to City and City-appointed BACEs.
TYPES OF BACEs
• Agency: An organization created and established to provide a particular service, typically one that involves organizing transactions on behalf of or between the City and other parties.
• Authority: An organization, having lawful delegation of power, that may exercise legal actions in a particular political or administration sphere. Powers are granted or authorized by federal or state laws or acts. Authorities are created and established by federal or state law, ordinance, or resolution of the City Council, pursuant to federal or state directives and/or requirements.
• Board: A group of persons having advisory, investigative, or managerial powers. Boards are created and established by ordinance of the City Council.
• Commission: A group of persons brought together to provide investigative and decision-making functions to perform certain acts and duties; to report results to the City Council or to exercise quasi-judicial authority and making rulings on behalf of the City. Commissions are created and established by ordinance of the City Council.
• Community Improvement District: An association of property owners in a defined, geographical area identified as a "Community Improvement District" (CID) that provides for taxes, fees, assessments, and debt of the CID in order to fund improvements within the district's boundaries. Powers are granted by state acts. CIDs are created and established by ordinance or resolution of the City Council, pursuant to directives and/or requirements of the state act.
• Committee: A group of persons having investigative, review, and advisory roles regarding City ordinances or specific functions. Committees are created and established by ordinance or resolution of the City Council.
• Task Force: A group of persons that study a particular subject or work on an issue, such as determining ways to honor someone, and make resulting recommendations to the City Council regarding further actions by Council to achieve a definitive objective. Task Forces are created and established by resolution of the City Council and are often temporary in nature and will cease to exist upon completion of its charge as given by the City Council.
• Hearing Officers: Individual(s) appointed to serve in a quasi-judicial role regarding specific review matters and having independent responsibility to exercise quasi-judicial authority and make rulings on behalf of the city.