Boards & Commissions
The Monroe boards and commissions advise the City Council on nearly every aspect of municipal government. These groups often seek new members, and all meetings are open to the public. These meetings also provide opportunities to comment on the work of city government.
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Civil Service Commission
The purpose of the Civil Service Commission is to assure that police officers are recruited through open competition, are hired and promoted on the basis of merit, and are demoted, suspended, or discharged for cause. It oversees civil service examinations and certifies eligibility lists.
Economic Development Advisory Board
The Economic Development Advisory Board reviews and prioritizes the list of recommended actions contained in the Economic Development Strategy, the Downtown Master Plan, and other plans identified and presents the information to the Mayor and City Council.
The Ethics Board is a board that investigates, conducts hearings, and renders advisory opinions concerning accusations against city officials of violations of ethics or conflicts of interest. It also reviews and recommends periodic updates to the city's ethics Policy and its applicability.
Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee reviews grant applications and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding allocation of local lodging tax funds. The committee also reviews and comments on any proposed imposition of lodging tax, increase in the rate of lodging tax, repeal of an exemption from lodging tax, or change in the use of revenue received from lodging tax.
The Park Board advises the City Council on the management, supervision, improvement, and budgeting for parks and recreation facilities and programs. The board reviews the the Comprehensive Park and Recreation Plan, assists with new park sites, and advises the City Council on capital projects in city parks.
The Planning Commission reviews and makes recommendations regarding the physical development of the city. It considers both long-range and current plans, as well as development regulations. It works with the City Council in balancing environmental concerns with those of the city.
The Salary Commission sets the salaries of elected officials, including the mayor and the members of the council.