The Ballot Simplification Committee (hereinafter called “Committee”) shall consist of five voting members, two of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor and three of whom shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The City Attorney, or his or her designated representative, shall be an ex officio member and shall have a voice but no vote in committee proceedings. Each appointive member shall be a registered San Francisco voter, shall possess an understanding of ballot issues and shall possess writing skills and training which provide for a high capability in written communication to the general public.
Of the two members to be appointed by the Mayor, one shall be appointed from persons whose names have been submitted by The Northern California Newspaper Guild and one shall be an educational reading specialist recommended by the Superintendent of Schools of the San Francisco Unified School District. Two of the three members appointed by the Board of Supervisors shall be appointed from persons whose names have been submitted by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Northern California Chapter, or the Northern California Broadcasters Association. The third member appointed by the Board of Supervisors shall be appointed from persons whose names have been submitted by the League of Women Voters of San Francisco.
The term of each appointive member shall be two years unless earlier removed by their respective appointing authority. In the event of such removal or in the event a vacancy otherwise occurs during the term of office of any appointive member, a successor shall be appointed for the unexpired term of the office vacated in a manner similar to that described herein for the initial members. The Committee shall elect a chair from among its appointive members. The term of office as chair shall be for the calendar year or for that portion thereof remaining after each such chair is elected. Members of the Committee shall serve as such without compensation.
(Added by Ord. 429-97, App. 11/17/97)