Government reform a pipe dream, ALCOSAN appointment shows - Blogs - Slag Heap - Pittsburgh City Paper: "As we've written repeatedly, the members of city boards and commissions are allowed to continue serving on boards even after their terms expire ... until the mayor either moves to renominate them, or to replace them with someone else."
Chris Potter, think again.
Nope. I hate your suggestion.
As the terms of the appointment come to pass, then the member on the board is removed. Done.
Once the board is moved to the point where there are not enough members to have a quorum, then the body should evaporate. All assets are put into orphans court.
We need to liquidate these authorities, not further empower them with inaction from those who are accountable.
Of course, the Citizens Police Review Board is NOT an authority. In that case, once a membeer's term has expired, then if that seat is not filled by a qualified and confirmed member by appointment, then the position is filled by the executive director on an interim basis.
For many years I've called for all authority board positions to be held more accountable by election at the polls via RETENTION VOTES. If a person does not meet the necessary percentage of votes at the election - Should Adam R be retained as an authority board member for ALCOSAN? Yes - or No. Then so be it.