Pursuant to City Council direction of August 22, 1983, a seven-member Senior Affairs Commission was established by Ordinance 1880, effective October 26, 1983, to replace the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee. Ordinance 1897, effective June 4, 1984 provided that not less than four (4) members shall be residents and electors of the city. Ordinance 2121 introduced at the December 16, 1996 Council Meeting changed the terms of members to commence June 1 and expire May 31 of even numbered years.
The general objectives of the Senior Affairs Commission shall be to encourage, foster, facilitate, establish and maintain programs for the enhancement of all matters relating to the social, economic, and personal well being of the City's senior population.
Its duties and responsibilities shall be:
- To recommend to the Council or Manager the establishment of programs, stimulating and encouraging the development and maintenance of senior programs and services in the City, and to review periodically such programs as are so established.
- To review and make recommendations to the Council and Manager regarding the funding of senior programs and services that operate within the City for the benefit of the City's senior population.
- Upon request therefore, to advise the Council and other boards and commissions of the City regarding any matter affecting the City's senior citizen population.
Regular meetings are scheduled on the second Thursday of each month.