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County Ordinance

Chapter 3.51 - QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION


3.51.010 - Created.

There is hereby continued a quality and productivity commission, hereinafter referred to as the "commission."

(Ord. 2007-0057 § 1, 2007: Ord. 2000-0039 § 2, 2000: Ord. 94-0061 § 1, 1994: Ord. 86-0196 § 1 (part), 1986: Ord. 12351 § 1 (part), 1981: Ord. 4099 Art. 117 § 23000, 1942.)


3.51.020 - Purpose.

The commission is formed to provide the board of supervisors, the chief administrative officer and county departments with advice, information and recommendations relating to productivity and quality of services in the county.

(Ord. 2007-0057 § 2, 2007: Ord. 89-0029 § 1, 1989: Ord. 86-0196 § 1 (part), 1986: Ord. 12351 § 1 (part), 1981: Ord. 4099 Art. 117 § 23001, 1942.)


3.51.030 - Membership.

The committee shall consist of 15 members and two ex officio members, appointed as follows:

  1. Effective November 30, 2017, subject to subsection D, each member of the Board of Supervisors shall appoint two members.
  2. Five members shall be jointly recommended by the Chief Executive Officer and the Commission chairperson for appointment by the Board of Supervisors.
  3. There shall be two ex officio members: the executive secretary-treasurer of the County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, or his or her designee, and the chairperson of the Coalition of Los Angeles County Unions.
  4. Members serving prior to November 30, 2017, shall be able to complete their terms subject to Section 3.51.050.

(Ord. 2017-0044 § 1, 2017: Ord. 2007-0057 § 3, 2007: Ord. 89-0029 § 2, 1989.)


3.51.040 - Qualifications for appointment.

The board of supervisors, in appointing members to the commission, shall, insofar as possible, appoint members with special knowledge of productivity or related techniques.

(Ord. 2007-0057 § 4, 2007: Ord. 86-0196 § 1 (part), 1986: Ord. 12351 § 1 (part), 1981: Ord. 4099 Art. 117 § 23003, 1942.)


3.51.050 - Term of service.

  1. The term of service of each appointed member shall be three years.
  2. Any appointed member of the commission may be removed at any time, without cause, by the board of supervisors. Each appointed member shall be entitled to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the position beyond his or her three-year term of service until a successor is appointed.

(Ord. 2007-0057 § 5, 2007: Ord. 2000-0039 § 3, 2000: Ord. 89-0029 § 3, 1989.)


3.51.060 - Meetings—Held when.

The commission shall meet at least eight times a year, unless cancelled by the chairperson because there is not enough business to conduct.

(Ord. 2007-0057 § 6, 2007: Ord. 89-0029 § 4, 1989: Ord. 86-0196 § 1 (part), 1986: Ord. 12351 § 1 (part), 1981: Ord. 4099 Art. 117 § 23008, 1942.)


3.51.070 - Self-government rules and regulations.

The commission shall prepare and adopt rules and regulations for the internal government of its business, including the obligations and responsibilities of its officers and members, and designate the time and place of holding its meetings, provided that such rules and regulations are not inconsistent with this chapter or any other ordinance or statute.

(Ord. 2007-0057 § 7, 2007: Ord. 86-0196 § 1 (part), 1986: Ord. 12351 § 1 (part), 1981: Ord. 4099 Art. 117 § 23009, 1942.)


3.51.080 - Meetings—Attendance by county staff.

The chief administrative officer shall designate a person who holds a county management position to attend the meetings of the commission.

(Ord. 2007-0057 § 8, 2007: Ord. 86-0196 § 1 (part), 1986: Ord. 12351 § 1 (part), 1981: Ord. 4099 Art. 117 § 23010, 1942.)


3.51.090 - Vacancy filling.

Upon a vacancy occurring in the commission and upon the expiration of the term of office of any appointed member, a successor shall be appointed by the board of supervisors, or, if a member was initially appointed by a supervisor, by the supervisor currently holding office in that district. When a vacancy occurs for any reason other than the expiration of a term of office, the appointee to fill such vacancy shall hold office for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor.

(Ord. 2007-0057 § 9, 2007: Ord. 89-0029 § 5, 1989: Ord. 86-0196 § 1 (part), 1986: Ord. 12351 § 1 (part), 1981: Ord. 4099 Art. 117 § 23010, 1942.)


3.51.100 - Compensation.

Commission members shall receive compensation of $50.00 for attendance at commission, committee or subcommittee meetings, or for attending other approved activities on behalf of the commission. Such compensation shall not exceed $2400.00 annually per member. The member authorized to preside at meetings of the commission under the commission's rules or regulations is authorized to approve attendance at such other activities.

(Ord. 2009-0020 § 1, 2009: Ord. 2007-0057 § 10, 2007: Ord. 2000-0039 § 4, 2000: Ord. 86-0196 § 1 (part), 1986: Ord. 81-0019 § 1, 1981: Ord. 12351 § 1 (part), 1981: Ord. 4099 Art. 117 § 23007, 1942.)


3.51.110 - Duties.

The duties of the commission shall consist of the following:

  1. Provide advice, information and recommendations relating to productivity and quality of service in the county to county officials, department heads and managers;
  2. Develop and present recommendations for appropriate policies and programs designed to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the county;
  3. Assist county management, including quality and productivity managers, in the evaluation of alternative systems, organizational and service delivery models and facilitate transfers of technologies from the private and public sectors and among county departments;
  4. Develop proposals and mechanisms to acquire alternative financial resources for county quality and productivity programs and projects
  5. Provide interface with the private sector, academia and experts in the field of quality and productivity;
  6. Promote, publicize and/or sponsor county quality and productivity projects and programs and employee participation in such activities, quality and productivity training, networking events, conferences and recognition ceremonies;
  7. Evaluate and approve projects submitted by county departments for award of productivity investment fund loans and grants;
  8. Insure that county department heads and managers also consider internal economies and the streamlining of tasks in evaluating cost saving strategies

(Ord. 2007-0057 § 11, 2007: Ord. 2000-0039 § 5, 2000: Ord. 94-0061 § 2, 1994: Ord. 89-0029 § 6, 1989.)


3.51.120 - Sunset review date.

This chapter remains in effect and its sunset review date shall be December 31, 2016.

(Ord. 2012-0037 § 1, 2012: Ord. 2007-0057 § 12, 2007: Ord. 2002-0069 § 1, 2002: Ord. 2000-0039 § 6, 2000: Ord. 94-0061 § 3, 1994: Ord. 89-0029 § 7, 1989: Ord. 86-0196 § 1 (part), 1986.)