Calexico Municipal Code Chapter 2.32 — PARKS RECREATION, BEAUTIFICATION, AND SENIOR SERVICES COMMISSION
2.32.010 — Established.
A commission to be known and designated as the Parks, Recreation, Beautification, and Senior Services Commission of the city is created and established. The rules and regulations set forth in Chapter 2.19 shall apply to this commission.
2.32.020 — Organization.
The commission shall consist of seven members.
2.32.030 — Powers and Duties.
A. The commission shall have such specific duties and powers as the city council shall
from time to time invest in it.
B. In addition, the commission shall have the following duties and powers:
1. Parks and Recreation
a. Be available to staff and the city council to assist as volunteers in implementing the Recreation Department's goals;
b. Advise the city council and Recreation Department Director on policies, procedures, rules and regulations relating to the conduct of recreation centers, public parks, trails and facilities, open space, programs and services in the city, including rates or fees to be charged;
c. Provide advice on recreation programs, services and special events administered by the Recreation Department to meet the needs of the community and recommend review by the city council as needed;
d. Review, evaluate and recommend to the city council park and recreation facility acquisition, development, maintenance and operation methods that are sustainable and energy efficient;
e. Assist in collecting and disseminating information on the parks and recreation facilities and programs available to Calexico residents;
f. Advise and guide civic groups, youth organizations, senior organizations, and interested individuals who wish to plan community events or engage in community service projects for the benefit of the City and the community as staff resources and time permits;
g. Communicate the value of parks and recreation as an essential service by creating community through people, parks, and programs.
a. Study, investigate, develop and carry out plans, subject to the approval of the city council, for improving the health, sanitation, safety and cleanliness of the city by beautifying the streets, highways, alleys, lots, yards and other similar places in the city and by removing or causing to be removed unsightly objects, fire hazards, unsanitary articles or matters and unsafe conditions;
b. Aid in the prevention of fires, diseases and other casualties by the removal and elimination of trash and other debris from the streets, highways, alleys, lots, yards and other similar places;
c. Plant or cause to be planted and to encourage the planting, placing and/or preservation of trees, flowers, plants, shrubbery and other objects of ornamentation in the city;
d. Advise with and recommend plans to other agencies of the city for the beautification thereof and otherwise promote public interest in the general improvement of the appearance of the city.
3. Senior Citizens
a. Advise the city council and city manager on matters relating to the senior citizens of the city and assist the city council and city manager in meeting the needs of such citizens;
b. Recommend legislation, policies, funding allocations, and other measures, programs, projects or activities for the benefit of senior citizens;
c. Encourage senior citizen participation in public recreational activities inside and outside the city;
d. Continuously study and evaluate the conditions and needs of elderly persons in the community in relation to housing, employment, health, nutrition, transportation, recreation and other matters;
e. Analyze the services for the elderly provided by the community by public and private agencies, and make recommendations to the city council regarding the development, coordination and integration of the activities of public and private agencies and non-profit groups;
f. Develop and provide information to help senior citizens access resources available to them within the city, county and state;
g. Facilitate coordination between existing and proposed programs for senior citizens provided by various levels of government and non-profit agencies and groups;
h. Engage in community outreach to senior citizens to determine their needs and provide education and resources to address the issues, concerns and needs of senior citizens;
i. Carry out activities and projects approved by the city manager or city council to improve the quality of life for the city's senior citizens.
C. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to abridge or change the powers and duties of other commissions, departments, boards or bodies of the city.
2.32.040 - Budget.
Annually, before the fifteenth day of June, the commission shall submit to the city council for approval a recreation department budget for the ensuing fiscal year.
2.32.050 - Funds—Collection.
All funds collected by the-recreation department shall be turned into city hall within twenty-four hours after collection, Sundays and holidays excepted, and shall be properly accounted for.
2.32.060 - Funds—Expenditures.
All expenditures by the recreation department shall be approved by the chair of the commission or a person authorized by the commission before payment is made by the city.
2.32.070 - Bonded employees.
Employees authorized by the commission to collect or handle any money payable to the city must file approved surety bonds in the principal sum of fifty thousand dollars payable to the city, prior to assuming their duties. The premium on each such bond shall be paid by the city."
For Information on this commission, please contact Ms. Sandra Tauler, Community Services Director at (760) 768-2170.