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International Affairs Board

Duties

To recommend and participate in programs to promote the City of San Diego’s standing as a global city, and establish mutually beneficial ties with peoples, governments, organizations, and institutions around the world to promote the global character of San Diego. The Board shall provide advice to the Mayor and Council on how international issues and policies impact San Diego, and present an annual report to the Mayor and Council on the Board’s activities.

Appointment

Appointed by Mayor and confirmed by Council.

Term

The members shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council.

The nine (9) San Diego County residents members shall serve two (2) year terms, may serve a maximum of four (4) consecutive terms, and shall serve until his or her successor is duly appointed and qualified. The members shall be appointed in such a manner that the terms of not more than five (5) of the nine (9) appointed members shall expire in any year. The expiration date shall be March 1.

The eight (8) members represent civic organizations, initially, four (4) of the members shall be appointed to two (2) year terms, and four (4) of the members shall be appointed to one (1) year terms, in order to stagger the civic organization member terms. After these initial terms, such representatives shall serve two (2) year terms. The members may serve a maximum of four (4) consecutive terms, and shall serve until his or her successor is duly appointed and qualified.

Composition

Seventeen (17) members. Nine (9) members shall be residents of San Diego County and qualified by training, experience or interest in international affairs. Eight (8) members of the Board shall represent civic organizations with international affairs involvement or expertise, and organizations may recommend for appointment such representatives.

Each member is prohibited from engaging in activities which could result in a conflict of interest.

Governed By

San Diego Municipal Code, PDF icon Chapter II, Art. 6 Sec. 26.22 & 26.23 - first adopted 5-26-1966; amended by Ordinance PDF icon O-10273, N.S., adopted 4-21-1970. PDF icon Council Policy 000-13. Resolution PDF icon R-218868, 7-20-1977; Municipal Code Chapter 2, Article 6, Division 00 last amended on 5-22-2018, by Ordinance PDF icon O-20930.

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