The City’s Personnel Board
provides a forum for airing both sides of unresolved employee
grievances and disciplinary matters with its recommendations
forwarded to the City Council.
Meetings are held
at City Hall when personnel issues arise.
The five members
of the Personnel Board are appointed for terms of four years and
serve at the pleasure of the Council. Current members are Angie King, Rebecca Ellis,
Garry Poe, Phillip Ruggles, and Carol Sexton.
Human Relations Commission
Relations Commission advises the Council in creating an environment
within the City in which all persons can enjoy equal rights and
opportunities regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin,
age, sexual orientation, physical, mental or economic status.
The Commission makes recommendations to the Council or City Manager on how
these social concerns and human needs can best be addressed.
It is desired and expected that specific functions of the HRC will
change as solutions are found to specific problems or as times
change and the needs and priorities of the community in this field
Functions of the
Human Relations Commission are:
- To promote
mutual understanding and foster harmonious relations between
persons and groups within the community, and provide a forum for
residents to discuss problems relating to human rights and
- To receive and
investigate complaints concerning community tensions and acts of
discrimination, and cooperate with and assist other human services
groups which have similar purposes.
- To make
recommendations to the Council when action is proposed as a means
to insuring community cooperation and understanding.
- To evaluate
perceived inadequacies in human rights and services and to
recommend possible action.
- To review and
evaluate all City-funding requests from groups which provide human
services; to provide liaison to recipients of grants-in-aid
monies, through personal contact and required activity and budget
- Such duties,
including studies and research, as the Council deems necessary and
appropriate and assigns to the Commission.
- To oversee
Homeless Shelter operations and help foster good relations between
the Shelter and surrounding neighborhood.
Meetings of the Human Relations Commission are held on the first
Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm at City Hall/Council Hearing Room, located at 990 Palm Street.