There is hereby established a Commission to be known as the Commission of Animal Control and Welfare of the City and County of San Francisco (hereafter called “Commission”), consisting of 11 members.
The Commission of Animal Control and Welfare shall consist of the Director of the Animal Care and Control Department or his or her designated representative, seven members to be appointed by the Board of Supervisors and one City Department representative member appointed by each of the following: the Director of the Department of Public Health or his or her designated representative, the Chief of Police or his or her designated representative, and the General Manager of the Recreation and Park Department or his or her designated representative. The members appointed by the Board of Supervisors shall be six members representing the general public having interest and experience in animal matters and one licensed veterinarian practicing in San Francisco. Each member of the Commission of Animal Control and Welfare of the City and County of San Francisco shall be a resident of the City and County of San Francisco, except for the licensed veterinarian, who must practice in San Francisco, but who need not be a resident of San Francisco.
Voting members of the Commission shall consist only of the seven members appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The Director of the Animal Care and Control Department, the Director of the Department of Public Health, the Chief of Police, and the General Manager of the Recreation and Park Department, or their designated representatives, shall report to the Commission regarding their respective Department’s activities, and participate in general discussions before the Commission as non-voting members.
Three of the members who are first appointed by the Board of Supervisors shall be designated to serve for terms of one year and three for two years from the date of their appointment. Thereafter, members shall be appointed as aforesaid for a term of two years, except that all of the vacancies occurring during a term shall be filled for the unexpired term. A member shall hold office until his or her successor has been appointed and has qualified. The Commission shall elect a chairman from among its appointed members.
Any member who misses three regularly scheduled meetings of the Commission during each two-year term without the express approval of the Commission given at a regularly scheduled meeting will be deemed to have resigned from the Commission.
The term of office as chairman of the Commission shall be for the calendar year or for the portion thereof remaining after each such chairman is elected. No member of the Commission shall receive compensation for serving thereon.
No two individuals on the Commission shall be representatives, employees or officers of the same group, association, corporation, organization, or City Department.
(Added by Ord. 226-73, File No. 136-73-1, App. 6/22/73; amended by Ord. 59-82, File No. 66-80-3, App. 2/19/82; Ord. 182-89, File No. 97-89-14, App. 06/05/89; Ord. 394-89, File No. 118-89-4, App. 11/6/89; Ord. 107-99, File No. 990211, App. 5/7/99)