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Airport Trust (Airports)

Oversees the operations of Will Rogers World Airport, Wiley Post Airport and Clarence E. Page Airport plus buildings and grounds for the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center. The five-member Trust, consisting of the Mayor, City Manager, Council member and two citizen members who are residents of Oklahoma City appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council, meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. in the Council Chamber.

Alarm Review Board (Police) 

Considers appeals of alarm permit denials, revocations and fee assessments issued by the City Alarm Coordinator. The five-member Board includes one representative from the Police Department appointed by the Police Chief, one representative from the Fire Department appointed by the Fire Chief, a representative from the professional alarm industry and two members of the public appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council. Board members do not have set terms. The Board meets on the third Wednesday of every other month at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber.

Arts Commission (Planning)

Advises Council on public art, oversees arts and cultural projects and programs and promotes the City’s arts and cultural resources to ensure the city is attractive and culturally enhanced. The 15-member Commission, appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council, meets the third Monday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center.

Atoka Lake Association (Utilities)

Ensures the facilities of Lake Atoka are available for public use while protecting the City’s water supply. The Association’s Board has eight members, including the Mayors of Oklahoma City and Atoka, OK, the City Manager of Oklahoma City and the City Atoka, the Chairman of the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust, one citizen appointed by the City of Oklahoma City, the City of Atoka Treasurer and the City of Atoka Police Chief. The Board meets at least twice yearly, with additional meetings when necessary.

Board of Adjustment (Development Services)

Hears appeals of building, zoning and land use variances and exceptions. The five-member Board is appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council and includes one member of the Planning Commission. Board members serve three-year terms. The Board meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber.

Board of Boiler Engineer Examiners (Public Works)

Sets all rules and regulation relating to applicants and examination for boiler system operators, to examine applicants as to practical knowledge of boiler systems. The Board consists of three members appointed by the City Manager. Each appointee shall serve for a period of two years or until his successor is appointed and qualified. All members shall be selected from eligible and qualified steam and operating engineers who are residents of the City. The Board meets as needed.

Board of Examiners for Sidewalk Contractors (Public Works)

Sets and reviews rules and regulations for sidewalk contractors, issues certificates to qualified sidewalk contractors and rules on complaints of code violations by licensed sidewalk contractors. The Board may suspend, revoke or reinstate licenses of sidewalk contractors. The three-member Board is composed of the Public Works Director and two members who are residents of the City of Oklahoma City, appointed by the City Manager for one-year terms.

Board of Governors for Nurseries Day Care Centers and Day Camps (City/County Health)

Hears evidence of violations of codes applicable to day care centers and has authority to suspend or revoke the licenses of operators. The Board is composed of a representative appointed by the Fire Chief, a representative appointed by the Public Works Director, two licensed day care center operators, one licensed day camp operator and one person associated with a church which does not operate a day care center. Board members serve three-year terms. The Board meets quarterly at 2:00 p.m. at the City/County Health Department office, 921 NE 23.

Board of Park Commissioners (Parks)

Recommends rules, regulation and policies governing public parks, facilities and properties and advises the Council on the acquisition, donation and improvement of public properties used for parks and recreation. The nine-member Board appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council meets the third Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. at Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center.

Board of Review for Police Recruits

Hears appeals of terminations of members of the Police Retirement System and Police Recruits who do not have access to the grievance-review process of the Fraternal Order of Police. The five-member Board includes the Mayor, two Oklahoma City Police Officers, one attorney and one licensed physician. The Board meets on an on-call basis.

Bond Advisory Committee (Finance)

Hears requests for major reallocations of bond monies in general bond funds and makes recommendations to the Council. The nine-member Committee is composed of one member from each of the eight wards and one at-large member, all appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council. The Committee meets the first Monday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Council Chamber.

Bricktown Urban Design Committee (Planning)

Approves or denies applications for Certificates of Approval for building and renovation projects in Bricktown. The five-member committee consists of one architect, three citizens who are tenants or owners within the BC District, and one citizen with knowledge of the District, all appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council. The Committee meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. in the Bricktown Police Station.

Building Code Board of Appeals (Development Services)

Hears and determines variances from the building code and appeals of decisions and orders of City building inspectors. The seven-member Board is appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council and includes one registered professional engineer, one licensed architect, three Oklahoma City citizens qualified by construction experience to serve on the Board, and two citizens without such experience. When needed, the Board meets the second Wednesday each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber.

Building Code Commission (Development Services)

Reviews the Building Code, considers proposed amendments and makes recommendations to the City Council. The nine-member commission appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council meets as needed.

Central Oklahoma Transportation & Parking Authority (Transit)

The Central Oklahoma Transportation & Parking Authority (COTPA) was created by the City of Oklahoma City in 1966 to plan, develop, build, and operate balanced parking and transportation systems (dba EMBARK). The COTPA Board of Trustees are the governing body for the oversight of EMBARK’s downtown on/off-street public parking services, bus transit, ferry transit, and downtown bike share. The board is composed of the Mayor, the City Manager, the City Finance Director and five trustees appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council. The Board meets the first Friday of the month at 9 a.m. in the Council Chamber.

Citizens Committee for Community Development (Planning)

Citizen members advise City Council on matters related to the City’s Community Development Block Grant program. Two members are appointed from each of the City’s eight wards based on the recommendation of the respective Council members, and the Mayor appoints four at-large members. The committee also includes approximately ten representatives from community agencies. All members serve two-year terms. The committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m., in the Planning Department office at 420 W. Main, Ste. #920.

City Council Audit Committee (City Auditor’s Office)

Reviews matters relating to internal and external auditing and internal control. The committee promotes cooperation among auditors and management, preserves the independence of the auditing function and ensures that appropriate action is taken on audit findings. The Committee consists of three Council members appointed by the Mayor. The Committee meets as needed.

City Council Economic Development Committee (City Manager’s Office)

Monitors the City's contracts with the Chambers of Commerce and makes recommendations to the City Council on annual proposals for funding from the Chambers of Commerce. Considers and makes recommendations to the City Council and Mayor for economic development proposals that request City funding and other economic development matters of concern to the City. The Committee consists of four Council members appointed by the Mayor. The Committee meets as needed.

City Council Finance and Capital Improvement Committee (Finance Department)

Works with the City Manager in reviewing the City financial position, proposed operating budget, and develops needed fiscal policies to protect the long term financial health of the City. The Committee consists of the eight members of the City Council and the Mayor. The Committee meets as needed.

City Council Judiciary Committee (Municipal Councilor’s Office)

Coordinates the Council's activities with the Municipal Courts; develops an annual evaluation process for the Municipal Judges, provides benefits and salary recommendations to the City Council annually, and serves as the search committee when vacancies occur in judicial positions. The Committee consists of three Council members appointed by the Mayor. The Committee meets as needed.

City Council Legislative Committee (City Manager’s Office)

Develops the City's annual legislative program for both nation, state, and regional legislative bodies. The committee also develops programs to promote better relationships between surrounding communities, other governmental agencies and public bodies. The Committee consists of the three Council members appointed by the Mayor. The Committee meets as needed.

City Council Neighborhood Conservation Committee (Planning Department)

Develops a comprehensive policy to promote and encourage the preservation of neighborhoods. In addition, the committee develops policies to promote the cleanliness and beautification of our community. The Committee consists of the three Council members appointed by the Mayor. The Committee meets as needed.

City Council Social Services Committee (Planning Department)

Review proposals for social services funding. The Committee consists of the three Council members appointed by the Mayor. The Committee meets as needed.

City/County Board of Health

Recommends ordinances, rules, and regulations to promote public health and help create uniform health ordinances and regulations. Four of the Board’s nine members are appointed by Oklahoma County Commissioners and five are appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council. All members serve six-year terms. The Board meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the City/County Health Department office at 921 NE 23.

Metropolitan Library Commission (Metropolitan Library System)

Formulates general policy for the operation of the Metropolitan Library System, which serves both Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County. Its twenty-seven members include the Mayor and the Chairman of the Board of Oklahoma County Commissioners, thirteen members appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council and eleven members appointed respectively by the Mayors of the Cities of Midwest City, Del City, Edmond, the Village, Warr Acres, Bethany, Jones, Luther, Harrah, Nicoma Park and Choctaw and one at-large member appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. All citizen Board members serve six-year terms. The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month at various libraries.

Civic Center Foundation (Parks)

Raises funds for the benefit of the Civic Center Music Hall, its resident performing groups and its patrons. The Foundation’s Board may have up to twenty-nine members, six of whom are appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council.

Committee on Disability Concerns (Mayor’s Office)

Promotes the welfare of disabled citizens in the areas of employment, access to public facilities and enforcement of ordinances providing assistance to the disabled. The Mayor appoints all Committee members with consent of the Council. Committee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in Room #203 of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15.

Community Action Agency Board of Directors

Formulates policy for the Community Action Agency and makes recommendations on types of programs and funding in accordance with federal guidelines. The Board has 36 members, nine of which are appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council. One member is appointed by the Mayors of Midwest City and Yukon, one member is appointed by the Canadian County Commissioners, eleven members are appointed from area service agencies and thirteen members are elected from Community Action agency service areas. Board members’ terms vary by the type of appointment. Board meetings are on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Action Agency office, 319 SW 25th Street.

Contractors Pre-qualification Board (Public Works Department)

Examines qualifications and pre-qualifies applicants as eligible bidders for public works projects according to criteria set by the Council and certifies all qualified applicants with the City Clerk. The Board may also revoke or suspend an approved applicant for fraud, deceit, or other good cause. The Board’s voting members are the City Manager, the Public Works Director, the Utilities Director, the City Clerk and the City Auditor. The Municipal Counselor serves as a nonvoting member.

Convention and Visitors Commission

Promotes Oklahoma City as a tourist and convention city by developing advertising and promotional materials and programs, and works to bring conventions and trade show events to the City. The seventeen member commission consists of representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, the Hotel/Motel Association, restaurant and visitor related businesses, the City Manager, a council member and five citizens appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council. The Commission meets the third Thursday of even months at 10 a.m. at the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, 123 Park Avenue.

Downtown Design Review Committee (Planning)

Administers the design review process and issues Certificates of Approval for property located within the Downtown area. The seven-member board is appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council. Three members shall be a combination of registered architects, landscape architects, urban planners or licensed civil engineers, two members shall be licensed real estate professionals and one member shall be a member of the Urban Design Commission and one member shall be a citizen of the City of Oklahoma City. The Committee meets the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber.

Electrical Appeals and Code Commission (Development Services)

Reviews the Electrical Code, considers proposed amendments and makes recommendations to the City Council. The Commission also decides appeals of actions of the electrical inspectors and suspensions or revocations of electrical certificates of competency. Nine Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council, and each must have at least five years of experience in the electrical industry and be familiar with the Electrical Code. The Commission meets as needed. One member shall be an electric utility representative submitted by the electrical utilities operating within the City, two shall be electrical engineers submitted by the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers, one shall be an electrical contractor submitted by the Western Chapter of the National Electrical Contracts Association, one shall be an electrical contractor submitted by the Independent Electrical Contractor Association, one shall be a journeyman submitted by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, one member shall be submitted by the electrical construction industry and one citizen member not affiliated with any of the groups represented on the committee. All citizen Board members serve three-year terms.

Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA)

Provides oversight and establishes policies for the emergency medical care and ambulance system in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The Mayor of Oklahoma City with consent of the Council and the Mayor of Tulsa appoint the ten Board members, all of whom serve three-year terms. The Board meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.

Environmental Assistance Trust (City Clerk’s Office)

Promotes and encourages the development of industry and commerce in the City by providing and managing the physical facilities and services required for development. The Mayor and Council members serve as trustees.

Firefighter’s Pension Board (City Clerk’s Office)

Operates the Firefighters’s Retirement System. The Board is composed of the Mayor and three firefighters chosen by ballot by other firefighters. The City Clerk serves as the Board’s Secretary and the City Treasurer serves as the treasurer. The Board meets on the first Monday of the month at 10 a.m. in the City Clerk’s conference room, 200 N Walker, 2nd floor.

Game and Fish Commission (Parks)

Recommends rules and regulations governing fishing, boating, hunting and other recreation activities to the Council; also makes recommendations regarding the propagation and preservation of fish and game in City lakes and properties. The nine Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council to four-year terms. The Commission meets the first Monday of the month at the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center.

Golf Commission (Parks)

Oversees the operations, maintenance and construction of public golf courses, facilities and activities. The nine Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor to serve seven-year terms. The Commissioners meet the first Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at various City golf courses.

Historic Preservation Commission (Planning)

Reviews and recommends to the City Council historic designations, certificates of appropriateness and enforcement of historic preservation zoning. The City has seven Historical Preservation Districts: Heritage Hills, Heritage Hills East, Mesta Park, Edgemere, Crown Heights, Jefferson Park and The Paseo. The 11 Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council to three-year terms. The Commission meets the first Wednesday of the month in the Council Chamber at 2 p.m.

Industrial and Cultural Facilities Trust

Oversees the operation and promotion of industrial and cultural facilities in the City, including the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The five trustees are appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council to serve six-year terms.

Joint Insurance Committee (Personnel)

Makes recommendations to the Council and the Oklahoma City Municipal Facilities Authority Trustees concerning health and dental insurance issues. Membership includes one member as a representative of the City Manager, one retired City employee, two citizens selected by the Mayor, one representative from the Fraternal Order of Police and one representative from the Association of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees. The Committee meets semi-monthly at 8:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the Council Chamber.

License Appeals Board (Development Services)

Hears appeals of license denials made by the City’s Supervisor of Licenses. The Board consists of the City Manager, the Finance Director, and the Public Works Director.

MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board (MAPS Project Office)

Advises the City Council regarding projects proposed for funding from the excise tax levied by Ordinance No. 23942. The eleven-member committee consists of one member of the City Council, two at-large members and one member from each Ward appointed by the Mayor and with consent of Council. The Board meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.

MAPS 3 Convention Center Subcommittee (MAPS Project Office)

Makes recommendations to the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board regarding projects related to the Convention Center. The nine-member committee consists of two members from the MAPS 3 Advisory Board and seven citizen members appointed by the Mayor and with consent of Council. The committee meets as needed.

MAPS 3 Fairgrounds Subcommittee (MAPS Project Office)

Makes recommendations to the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board regarding projects related to the Fairgrounds. The ten-member committee consists of two members from the MAPS 3 Advisory Board and eight citizen members appointed by the Mayor and with consent of Council. The committee meets as needed.

MAPS 3 Oklahoma River Subcommittee (MAPS Project Office)

Makes recommendations to the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board regarding projects related to the Oklahoma River. The ten-member committee consists of two members from the MAPS 3 Advisory Board and eight citizen members appointed by the Mayor and with consent of Council. The committee meets as needed.

MAPS 3 Park Subcommittee (MAPS Project Office)

Makes recommendations to the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board regarding projects related to the Downtown Park. The eleven-member committee consists of two members from the MAPS 3 Advisory Board and nine citizen members appointed by the Mayor and with consent of Council. The committee meets as needed.

MAPS 3 Senior Wellness Centers Subcommittee (MAPS Project Office)

Makes recommendations to the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board regarding projects related to the Senior Wellness Centers. The eleven-member committee consists of two members from the MAPS 3 Advisory Board and nine citizen members appointed by the Mayor and with consent of Council. The committee meets as needed.

MAPS 3 Trails and Sidewalks Subcommittee (MAPS Project Office)

Makes recommendations to the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board regarding projects related to trails and sidewalks. The nine-member committee consists of two members from the MAPS 3 Advisory Board and seven citizen members appointed by the Mayor and with consent of Council. The committee meets as needed.

MAPS 3 Transit/Modern Streetcar Subcommittee (MAPS Project Office)

Makes recommendations to the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board regarding projects related to transit and the modern streetcar. The ten-member committee consists of two members from the MAPS 3 Advisory Board and eight citizen members appointed by the Mayor and with consent of Council. The committee meets as needed.

McGee Creek Authority (Utilities)

Oversees the administration, promotion, management and maintenance of the water supply and facilities of the McGee Creek project in Atoka, OK. The Authority’s Board is comprised of Mayors of Oklahoma City and Atoka, OK, the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners of Atoka County, the Chairman of the Oklahoma City Utilities Trust and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Oklahoma Development Association. The Board meets at least twice yearly, with additional meetings when necessary.

Mechanical Code Review and Appeals Commission (Development Services)

Reviews and makes recommendations for amendments to the City Mechanical Code and hears appeals of actions by the City’s Chief Mechanical Inspector. The Commission may affirm, modify, or reverse a decision of the Chief Mechanical Inspector and may suspend or revoke a license issued under the Mechanical Code. The five Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor, and all must be Oklahoma City residents. One of the Commissioners must be a State-licensed civil or mechanical engineer experienced in mechanical engineering, one must be a supplier of mechanical equipment, and two must hold masters’ licenses in technical trades licensed under the Mechanical Code. All Commissioners must have at least five years’ experience in their field. The Commissioners meet on an on-call basis.

Municipal Facilities Authority (City Clerk’s Office)

Provides a means of financing improvements to public utilities and services and is composed of the Mayor and Council. Meets weekly, during Council meetings.

Myriad Gardens Foundation (Parks)

Raises private funds for the construction and operation of the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory and other facilities in the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The forty-two member board includes six members appointed by the Mayor of Oklahoma City with consent of the Council. Board meetings are generally held in the Myriad Botanical Gardens Crystal Bridge.

Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust (City Manager’s Office)

Supports the City’s community and economic development initiatives and uses the broad powers to carry out those initiatives. The members administer General Obligation Limited Tax Bonds and oversight of the City’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts. The Trust consists of five members, two Council Members and three citizen members who are residents of the City appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council. The Trust meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Council Chamber.

Oklahoma City Retirement System Board of Trustees (Personnel)

Manages and administers the retirement system for employees of the City of Oklahoma City and is composed of eleven members. Three members appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council who are residents of Oklahoma City and who have demonstrated professional experience in investment funds management, public funds management, public or private pension fund management or retirement system management. The Finance Director and City Auditor are also board members. Three City employees are elected by ballot by their fellow employees and one member of the board is elected by the retired City employees. Elected members serve a three year term and the retired member shall serve a two year term. The trustees serve three-year terms and meet on the second Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Council Chamber.

Oklahoma City Housing Authority

Manages single-family properties and multifamily housing projects and provides affordable housing opportunities for low-income individuals and families. The Authority is governed by a board of five Oklahoma City residents appointed by the Mayor with consent of Council, at least one of which must be a tenant in an Authority housing property. The Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Housing Authority office, 1700 NE 4.

Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Public Schools Trust (MAPS Project Office)

The governing body for the dedicated school sales tax funds and bond projects. Oversees and manages the funding and improvements to schools in the Oklahoma City Public School District and suburban school districts that serve Oklahoma City students. The trust is made up of seven members appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council and the Oklahoma City I-89 School District. Trustees serve four-year terms and meet at 3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the Council Chamber.

Oklahoma City Planning Commission (Planning)

Guides the comprehensive planning and development of the Oklahoma City area. It also formulates and implements land-use plans and subdivision regulations, and makes zoning recommendations to the City Council. The Mayor appoints the nine Commissioners with consent of Council. Ordinances require that there be at least one member from each City ward and that Commission membership includes members of the Board of Adjustment and the Historic Preservation Commission. The Planning Commission meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber.

Oklahoma City Post Employee Benefits Trust (Finance)

Provides for the procurement and payment of certain authorized post-employment and/or retiree health and welfare benefits. This Trust consists of the Finance Director, the Personnel Director, an Assistant City Manager and two citizens appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council. The Trust meets the second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber.

Oklahoma City Redevelopment Authority

Promotes, stimulates, encourages and finances the growth, development and redevelopment of the industrial, commercial, retail and public structures and spaces and otherwise promote the City’s general economic welfare and prosperity. Membership consists of seven members, all residents of the City, all appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council. Two of the Trustees shall be members of the City Council. The Trustees meet the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the offices of The Alliance, 105 N Hudson, Suite 101.

Oklahoma City Sports Facilities Oversight Board (City Manager’s Office)

Monitors, reviews and periodically reports to the City Council the progress of the design, phasing contracting and construction of the improvements to the Chesapeake Energy Arena and the progress of the site acquisition, design, contracting and construction of the Basketball Training Facility. The Board consists of nine residents of the City, appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council. Three members shall be members of the City Council. The Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust (Utilities)

Oversees the maintenance and expansion of the City’s water, sewage and trash disposal systems. The trustees are the Mayor, the City Manager, one City Council member and two City residents appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council, all of which serve four-year terms. Trustees meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Council Chamber.

Oklahoma City Zoological Trust (Zoo)

Oversees the development, maintenance, expansion and operation of the Oklahoma City Zoo. The nine trustees include the Mayor, the City Manager, a Council member and six members of the Oklahoma Zoological Society appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council. The trustees meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in the Zoo’s Rosser Conservation/Education Center.

planOKC Citizens Advisory Team (Planning Department)

Provides advice at key junctures in the planning process, overseeing the collective work done by the other stakeholder groups developing a new comprehensive plan, called "planokc." The group is responsible for consulting on development goals and policies that will guide future decisions on growth and development. The 26 members represent a cross-section of interests in the community, including the development sector, public schools, the public health community, and each of the eight plan elements. Members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council. The team meets as needed.

Plumbing Code Review and Appeals Commission (Development Services)

Reviews the City’s plumbing code and recommends changes to the Council; hears appeals of City decisions based on the plumbing code, plumbing license suspensions and revocations by the City’s Chief Plumbing Inspector. All of the Board’s five members have at least five years experience in the plumbing industry and are familiar with City and State plumbing codes. Two of the members must be professional engineers registered with the State, two members must be licensed plumbing contractors and one must be a journeyman plumber. All members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council to three-year terms. The Commission meets on an as-needed basis.

Port Authority of the Greater Oklahoma City Area

Provides a means for the City to purchase, construct and operate port, terminal or transportation facilities, participate in State and Federal grants and establish and operate foreign trade zones. The Authority’s five members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council to four-year terms. The Board meets bi-monthly on the third Wednesday at 12 p.m. at The Alliance, 105 N Hudson, Suite 101.

Professional Liaison Committee (Public Works)

Reviews complaints and inquiries regarding the standard and procedures for the selection of architects, engineers and planners for public improvement projects. The Committee furnishes an annual report of its activities to the Council. The Mayor with the consent of the Council appoints one architect, two consulting engineers and one lay member. The other four members include one architect appointed by the American Institute of Architects, two consulting engineers appointed by the Consulting Engineering Council of Oklahoma and one planner appointed by the American Institute of Planners. All eight members serve two-year terms and meet at the request of the Council, City Manager or the Committee Chairperson. The Committee meets on an as-needed basis.

Public Property Authority (City Clerk’s Office)

Provides a mean of financing the acquisition of title or other interest in or operation and maintenance of Fairgrounds and other properties for use for professional or amateur sport events, the public or individuals. The Authority is composed of the Mayor and Council and meets weekly during Council meetings.

Residential Building Code Commission (Development Services)

Considers all proposed amendments to the Building Codes pertaining to one and two family residential construction and continually reviews the Building Code and makes recommendations to the Council. The seven Board members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council to three-year terms and include one licensed architect or engineer, two residential designers, two residential building contractors and two City residents with no interest in any industry regulated by the Building Code. Board members meet on an as needed basis.

Riverfront Design Committee (Planning)

Provides technical services to the Planning Commission in the administration of Riverfront Design regulations. The nine member committee consists of three members of the Riverfront Redevelopment Authority and one member for each of the Design Districts. Meets the first Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. in the Council Chamber.

Riverfront Redevelopment Authority (Parks & Recreation)

Plans, develops and maintains a park system along the course of the Oklahoma River. The Authority’s nine trustees are the Mayor and eight people appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council including three Council members, five Oklahoma City residents and two residents of the State of Oklahoma. The appointed trustees serve six-year terms and meet at 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Council Chamber.
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Urban Design Committee (Planning)

Oversees the planning and development of the Stockyards City Development District and reviews building and renovation permit applications to ensure the preservation of the historical integrity of Stockyards City. The five-member Committee is composed of the Manager of Stockyards City Main Street, one citizen member and three property or business owners. All members serve two-year terms. The Committee meets at the First United Bank Conference Room, 1600 S. Agnew Avenue quarterly at 9 a.m.

Traffic and Transportation Commission (Public Works)

Reviews traffic-related complaints and makes recommendations for improvement of traffic, transportation and parking in the City. The Committee also makes recommendations for improved enforcement of traffic regulations and supervises planning for improvements to the City’s traffic and transportation facilities. The Committee’s nine members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council, with at least one member from each ward. All members serve four-year terms. The Committee meets on the third Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber.

Trails Advisory Committee (Parks & Recreation)

The oversight body for the OKC Trails Master Plan. The nine Committee members include two members of the Council, one member of the Park Commission and six City residents appointed to three-year terms. At least three of the City residents must be members of local bicycling or running groups. The Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. on the second Friday of March, June, September and December at the Will Rogers Park Garden Exhibition Center.

Urban Design Commission (Planning)

Reviews building permit and design applications and issues Certificates of Approval for projects in designated areas of the City. The nine-member Commission is comprised of two citizen members with demonstrated knowledge of the district, five citizens who own property or businesses subject to Urban Design review, and two citizens in the planning or land development profession who have background and experience in historic preservation. One of these citizens must be a registered architect. The Commission meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Urban Renewal Authority

Coordinates and carries out urban renewal projects in accordance with the City’s urban-renewal plans. The five Committee members are appointed by the Mayor to three-year terms and meet at 10:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at The Alliance, 105 N Hudson, Suite 101.

Youth Council

Gives city youth an opportunity to learn about City government. The Youth Council is composed of two high school students from each ward and two at-large students, all appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council to six-month terms.