Sec. 16B-4. Manufactured home fair practices commission.

(a) Establishment. The manufactured home fair practices commission of the city of Woodland is hereby established.
(b) Membership
(1) The commission shall consist of a total of five regular members and two alternate members. All regular and alternate members shall be resident electors of the city of Woodland. No member shall be a manufactured home owner or resident; an owner, operator or manager of a manufactured home park; own or possess any interest in; or operate or manage, any other rental property totaling four or more dwelling units, whether such four units are located on one parcel or lot, or are spread among several parcels or lots. As used in this section, “dwelling unit” shall mean an apartment unit, a condominium unit, or a single-family residence.
(2) All members of the commission, regulars and alternates, shall be required to attend all commission meetings and hearings unless such member has been disqualified from participation.
(3) When a regular member is absent from a meeting, an alternate member shall participate in the commission proceedings in place of the absent regular member. An alternate member shall have voting privileges only when acting in the stead of an absent regular member.
(c) Nomination and appointment. Each member of the city council shall nominate one regular member and the mayor shall nominate one regular member and two alternate members for appointment to the commission. Each such nomination shall be subject to actual appointment by the mayor with the approval of the city council.
(d) Term
(1) Each regular member of the board shall serve for a term of three years except as otherwise provided herein. For the first commission, the mayor shall appoint three regular members for three-year terms and two regular members for two-year terms. Thereafter, the successors of these members shall be appointed for terms of three years. Each regular member shall hold office until a new member has been duly appointed.
(2) Each alternate member of the board shall serve for a term of two years except as otherwise provided herein. Each alternate member shall hold office until a new alternate member has been duly appointed.
(3) If a vacancy shall occur otherwise than by expiration of the term, it shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired portion of such member’s term.
(4) The provisions herein above notwithstanding, a member may be removed, at any time, with or without cause, by majority vote of the city council.
(5) Any member who is absent, without sufficient cause, from three successive meetings of the commission which such member was required to attend, shall be deemed to have vacated his office.
(e) Meetings. Except as expressly provided herein, the commission shall establish the time and place of its meetings. All meetings of the commission shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act (Gov. Code section 54950 et seq.).
(f) City council guidelines; commission rules and regulations.
(1) The city council may from time to time, adopt by resolution, such guidelines, as it deems necessary to assist and direct the commission in the accomplishment of its duties.
(2) The commission may make and adopt its own rules and regulations for conducting its business consistent with the laws of the state, this chapter, and any guidelines adopted by the city council. Any such rules and regulations shall be reduced to writing and be on file with the secretary of the commission at all times.
(g) Officers. The commission may appoint such officers, as it may deem necessary to carry out its duties hereunder.
(h) Records. The commission shall keep a record of its proceedings, which shall be open for inspection by any member of the public.
(i) Appointment of committees and hearing officers. The commission may appoint committees or hearing officers to hear matters on which testimony must be taken, which committees and officers shall report to the commission the findings and results of any such hearing on a matter referred to such committee or person.
(j) Compensation. Each member of the commission shall be entitled to such compensation as may be set by the city council. Such members shall be entitled to reimbursement for expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. The commission shall not have any authority to expend or authorize the expenditure of any public funds, except with the prior express approval of the city council.
(k) Staff. The city manager shall provide all administrative staff necessary to serve the commission. The city clerk shall serve as the secretary of the commission and shall be responsible for the maintenance of all records of the commission. The city attorney or his/her designee shall act as legal counsel to the commission.
(l) Quorum. Three commissioners shall constitute a quorum. A majority vote of all commissioners, i.e., three votes is required for the adoption of any findings and/or order pertaining to an application filed hereunder and for the adoption, amendment or repeal of any rules and regulations of the commission. A majority vote of the quorum of the commission is required for the commission to take action on any other matter.
(m) Duties. The commission shall undertake and have the following duties, responsibilities and functions, together with all powers reasonably incidental thereto:
(1) To meet from time to time as may be specified by the rules and regulations of the commission in order to carry out its duties;
(2) To require such registration of manufactured home parks as the commission may deem necessary to enable it to carry out its duties;
(3) To make adjustments in space rent ceilings as provided for in this chapter;
(4) To make such studies, surveys and investigations, conduct such hearings, and obtain such information as is necessary to carry out its powers and duties;
(5) To adopt, promulgate, amend and rescind such administrative rules as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes and policies of this chapter and to enable the commission to carry out its powers and duties thereunder;
(6) To render at least semiannually a comprehensive written report to the city council concerning the commissions activities, holdings, action, results of hearings, and all other matters pertinent to this chapter; and
(7) To undertake such other related duties as may be assigned by the city council. (Ord. No. 1362, § 1 (part).)