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Library Commissioners, Board Of

Duties

Consider all policy matters relating to the development and operation of the Library System of The City of San Diego, and be advisory to City Manager and City Council, on all questions of library policy. City Manager shall appoint a City Librarian who, in addition to directing the activities of the Library Department, shall serve as Secretary to the Board.

Appointment

Appointed by Mayor and confirmed by Council. Whenever the Mayor does not appoint a member within 45 days after vacancy occurs, the Council shall make such appointment.

Term

Two-years and until a successor is appointed and qualified. The expiration date of all terms shall be March 1, however, not more than four terms shall expire in any year. During March of each year the Mayor may designate one member as Chairperson; however, in the absence of such designation, the Board shall, on or after April 15, select from among their members a Chairperson. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired term.

Members shall be limited to a maximum of eight (8) consecutive years in office and an interval of four (4) years must pass before such persons can be reappointed.

Composition

Seven (7) members. Each member is prohibited from engaging in any activity which could result in a conflict of interest.

Governed By

San Diego Municipal Code Section 26.0301(PDF)(Renumbered from Sec. 26.01 on 2-13-1995 by O-18162 N.S.)(PDF) - first adopted 1-16-64; latest amendment O-10274,(PDF) adopted 4-21-70. Section 43(PDF) of City Charter - amended 11-4-69, effective 12-7-70. Section 42 of City Charter - Membership Selection - addition voted 11-6-73, effective 12-7-73. Council Policy 000-13(PDF). Resolution R-218254,(PDF) 4-27-1977.

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