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Rule Two

201. Meetings of the Commission.

  The Commission shall meet regularly on the third Thursday of each month, at 9:30 a.m., in the County Administration Building, Santa Barbara, California, provided that when such meeting day is a holiday, the meeting shall be held the following working day at the same hour. In addition, the Commission may schedule special meetings as often as may be necessary to conduct its business expeditiously. Written notice of each special or adjourned meeting, or of a change in the regular meeting place, shall be posted, at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance thereof, in the lobby of the County Administration Building and shall be mailed or delivered at the time of posting to each person entitled to such notice.

Three members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting. No action shall be taken without the affirmative vote of a majority of those present at any meeting.

At the first meeting of each calendar year, a Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be elected and shall hold office until a successor shall be elected and qualified. It shall be the duty of the Chairman to preside over all meetings of the Commission and to perform all functions required of the Chairman. In the absence of the Chairman, those functions shall be performed by the Vice Chairman.

All meetings of the Commission, whether regular or special, shall be open to the public, except as otherwise provided by law, and shall be conducted in accordance with rules of order as established by the Commission.

202. Additional Duties of the Commission.

It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Commission to:

a. prepare an agenda of all business to be transacted at each meeting and keep minutes of the proceedings, such minutes to record the time and place of each meeting, the names of the Commissioners present, and all official acts of the Commission. The minutes shall be written forthwith and presented for approval of amendment at the next regular meeting. The minutes as finally approved by the Commission shall be recorded in the official minutes book.

b. hear appeals as required, in conformity with these Rules, of any person in the classified service relative to any disciplinary action. The Commission shall also hear alleged violations of Rule Five, Section 508.

c. make an annual report of the Commission's activities to the Board of Supervisors.

203. Commission Records. 

Minutes of the Commission meetings, actions of dismissal, demotion, suspension, layoff, or demotion in lieu of layoff, and the Rules shall be considered public record. Other records of the Commission shall be confidential except as provided by law. All records of the Commission shall be in custody of the Commission, and disclosure to the public shall be at its discretion, unless otherwise provided by law.

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