Unless otherwise provided in this Charter, the composition of each appointive board, commission or advisory body of any kind established by this Charter or legislative act of the United States of America, the State of California or the Board of Supervisors shall:
1. Be broadly representative of the communities of interest, neighborhoods, and the diversity in ethnicity, race, age, and sexual orientation, and types of disabilities of the City and County and have representation of both sexes; and
2. Consist of electors of the City and County at all times during the term of their respective offices, unless otherwise specifically provided in this Charter; or in the case of boards, commissions or advisory bodies established by legislative act the position is (a) designated by ordinance for a person under legal voting age, or (b) unless specifically exempt from the provisions, or waived by the appointing officer or entity upon a finding that an elector with specific experience, skills or qualifications willing to serve could not be located within the City and County.
It shall he official City policy that the composition of each appointive hoard, commission, or advisory body of any kind established by this Charter or legislative act of the United States of America, the State of California, or the Board of Supervisors shall reflect the interests and contributions of both men and women of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and types of disabilities. The voters therefore urge in the strongest terms all City officers and agencies involved in nominating, appointing or confirming members of those appointive boards, commissions, or advisory bodies to consider and as appropriate support the nomination, appointment or confirmation of female, minority, and disabled candidates to fill seats on those bodies.
The Commission on the Status of Women shall conduct an analysis of appointments to appointive boards, commissions, and advisory bodies in the second and fourth year of each mayoral administration to track the diversity of appointments to such bodies. This analysis, to be based only on voluntary disclosures, shall include gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, and any other relevant demographic qualities.
Vacancies on appointive boards, commissions or other units of government shall be filled for the balance of the unexpired term in the manner prescribed by this Charter or ordinance for initial appointments.
Terms of office shall continue as they existed on the effective date of this Charter.
(Amended by Proposition D, 6/3/2008)